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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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Clifford Chance has hired its first City lateral of the year, bringing in a financial regulatory partner from Macfarlanes. The magic circle firm has hired London partner Paul Ellison, who will join the firm in May to focus on funds-related work. Ellison has been a financial regulatory partner at Macfarlanes for more than 16 years. […]

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Dentons launches consultation process with 87 roles at risk

Dentons has announced that up to 87 roles are to be reviewed, as the firm looks to implement a new operating model across its secretarial and business services workforce. A total of 49 secretarial staff and 38 employees in business services could be affected. A number of roles will instead be redeployed or added outside of […]

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Dechert adds litigator to City leadership team

Dechert’s City leadership team has gained a new member, after the appointment of Dorothy Cory-Wright to the group. Cory-Wright joins existing managing committee members, Gus Black, Jason Butwick and Chris Field, who are partners in financial services, employment and corporate respectively. Her appointment adds a litigation flavour to the mix, having joined as Dechert’s London […]

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Quinn Emanuel files ENRC claim over “covert journalist briefings”

The ENRC, which is already embroiled in a long-running dispute with the Serious Fraud Office, has filed a new claim alleging that information about its internal investigation was leaked to journalists, including the author of Kleptopia.  Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has filed the claim on behalf of the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, against the […]

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