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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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Pearson GC Tellmann: why in-house roles are in peril

Pearson general counsel Bjarne Tellmann believes that in-house roles will be the next in line to be targeted by alternative legal service providers. Tellmann, who is currently drawing up inaugural legal panels in the UK, argues that the temporary low-cost manpower provided by firms such as Lawyers on Demand, Axiom or Obelisk have effectively targeted […]

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Pearson’s Tellmann: alternative providers “will threaten the in-house world”

In-house roles will be the next target for low-cost alternative legal service providers, according to Pearson general counsel Bjarne Tellmann. In his in-house interview with The Lawyer this week Tellman argued that the traditional pipeline created for law firms has been pinched, with the cuts in in-house budgets and higher competition taking a chunk of the […]

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