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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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Belgian food giant Delhaize promotes Europe and Asia GC Dechamps to top job

Belgian food retailer Delhaize has promoted deputy general counsel Philippe Dechamps to the role of global general counsel and corporate secretary, following the departure of Maura Abeln Smith last year. Dechamps was previously general counsel for Europe and Asia at Delhaize. He joined the company in 2008 from Abbott Laboratories, where he was director of […]

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Mark Anderson QC, David Mitchell, Richard Hignett and Helen Barney, all members of No5 Chambers, have been named in Who’s Who Legal. Mark Anderson QC and David Mitchell , members of No5 Chambers’ commercial group, have both been named as mergers and acquisitions experts. Richard Hignett and Helen Barney, who have jointly and successfully headed the No5 […]

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