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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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Kirkland & Ellis has represented BC Partners on its investment into UK software company Advanced, in the firm’s latest advisory role for the private equity house. The US firm fielded a team that included partners David Higgins, Rory Mullarkey and Tom Bartram. Last September, Higgins advised BC Partners on its agreement to acquire majority ownership […]

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Legal fees on the take-private acquisition of Merlin Entertainments are set to exceed £16m, with firms such as Clifford Chance, Kirkland & Ellis and Slaughter and May sharing in the total. According to the scheme document, Merlin is expected to incur £5.6m in fees, the bulk of which will go to Slaughters. The firm advised […]

Paul Weiss ramps up NY corporate with Kirkland hire

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison is growing out its corporate team in New York, recruiting a partner from Kirkland & Ellis’ Manhattan office. Sarah Stasny is joining Paul Weiss, having started her legal career at Weil Gotshal & Manges in 2004. She made partner 10 years later and joined Kirkland in 2016. Stasny’s practice […]

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Kirkland and Wachtell join Irish duo on pharma mega-deal

Kirkland & Ellis and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz were the two lead US advisers on the $63bn transatlantic deal between pharmaceutical giants AbbVie and Allergan. AbbVie, an American biopharmaceutical company, has acquired Allergan, a Dublin-based botox-maker, in a cash and stock deal. The combined company is expected to increase leadership across healthcare fields such […]

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