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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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Brown Rudnick’s head of international arbitration has become the fourth partner to leave the London office in the past few months. Arbitration lawyer Nick Tse is the partner exiting, with several other members having already left the US outfit’s London office in August. These include restructuring partners Ben Klinger and Henry Kikoyo, and Ravinder Thukral […]

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Stephenson Harwood hires third partner in three weeks

Stephenson Harwood has made its third hire in the space of three weeks, bringing in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner  (BCLP) restructuring and insolvency partner Ian Benjamin. Benjamin joins Stephenson Harwood in November after nearly 17 years at BCLP. He began his legal career at Dechert in 2001 before moving to legacy Berwin Leighton Paisner in […]

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Slaughters and Skadden lead on £6.8bn Asda takeover

Slaughter and May and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have taken the lead on the Issa brothers’ and TDR Capital’s landmark £6.8bn takeover of Asda. TDR Capital teamed up with billionaire petrol station tycoons Mohsin and Zuber Issa to seal the deal for the grocer, beating off bidders that included Apollo Global Management. It […]

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