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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

Incentivising staff in a green economy: green benefits

Environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) alongside sustainability are hot topics in business right now. Employees are increasingly scrutinising what employers are doing to promote sustainability, not least in the benefits they offer.


Cravath appoints Parker as new presiding partner

New York firm Cravath Swaine & Moore has announced a number of leadership changes effective January 2013 as presiding partner Evan Chesler is elected to the role of chairman. Chesler will be replaced by deputy presiding partner Allen Parker, who will become the fifteenth partner to fill the lead role when Chesler’s term finishes at […]

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Finance hotshots

The entrants for The Lawyer Award’s Banking and Finance Team of the Year stand out for their creativity during the crunch How well do you deal with crisis? A feature of this year’s shortlist for The Lawyer Awards Banking and Finance Team of the Year was the way in which the legal teams handled sudden […]

New ESMA guidance signals more flexible approach on global depositary receipts

On 20 June 2012, the European Securities Markets Authority published new guidance on the use of ‘up to amount’ listings of global depositary receipts (GDRs) which provides much needed clarity to issuers and participants in the European GDR markets. The ESMA guidance states that, if an issuer issues new shares after the date of its […]


Herbert Smith exits continue as former Tokyo head quits for Bingham

Herbert Smith’s former Tokyo managing partner Steve Lewis, who until recently was leading the firm’s Brazil initiative, has left the firm to join Bingham. Following his 10 years as Tokyo office managing partner, Lewis relocated to London last year to review Herbert Smith’s options for developing a presence in Latin America, with a particular focus […]

Clyde & Co looks to strike out ex-partner’s whistleblowing claim

Clyde & Co will attempt to stamp out an employment claim brought against it by former partner Krista Bates van Winkelhof at the Court of Appeal (CoA) next month. The firm has instructed Littleton Chambers’ Chris Quinn to lead the fight. Partner John Morris, who leads the firm’s international projects and construction group, has also […]

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