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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.

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KWM hires leveraged finance director from Clifford Chance in London

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has hired Clifford Chance leveraged and acquisition finance director Lorraine Vaz as a partner in its banking group. Her appointment, which takes effect from 2 November, brings the firm’s London leveraged and acquisition finance team up to five partners. The practice is made up of 37 partners worldwide and around […]

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Star legal writers: IT and privacy

How a Snapchat conversation between father and daughter became legal tabloid fodder, the Google breach of privacy case, and judgments that highlight what is fair disciplinary action after inappropriate social media activity– some of the topics covered by our briefings writers

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