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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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If there’s one thing ITV group legal director and company secretary Andrew Garard thrives on, it is a challenge. So when the media company’s then-executive chairman Michael Grade tried to tempt him away from Dewey & LeBoeuf legacy firm LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae just a year into his partnership there, he jumped at the chance

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Freshfields and HSF advise on Liberty Global’s £481m stake in ITV

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills have advised on the sale of British Sky Broadcasting’s (BSkyB) minority stake in ITV to Liberty Global. Acquisitional cable company Liberty Global picked up the 6.4 per cent stake for £481m. Despite insisting that it does not intend to make a takeover bid for the UK broadcaster, the […]

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