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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.
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, […]
Analysis of recent fines suggests that environmental prosecutions are resulting in more substantial fines, especially for ‘very large organisations’.
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.
The Data Protection Authority in Hungary (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság), recently published its annual report which included details of a fine of €670,000 (HUF 250,000,000) being imposed on a bank. To date, this fine is the highest imposed by the Hungarian Authority.
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The zeitgeist is playing out in defamation disputes, and 5RB are at the heart of it
It’s not been easy for Western firms to break into the Saudi market
Demand for office space is booming in London
HSF’s ambitious plans for its Asia offices require huge investment and the firm is committed to getting there
A new pro bono initiative is encouraging business service professionals to get involved
The record growth seen among swathes of US firms last year was echoed across Continental Europe, as 2021 saw the largest jump in combined revenue in the history of The Lawyer’s Euro 100 report. The combined revenue of all 100 firms for the 2021 financial year grew by roughly €1bn between 2020 and 2021, rising […]
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Kennedys’ revenue was up 8 per cent over 2021/22, while London growth slowed due to the ongoing effect of Covid-19 across its business. Overall turnover increased from £264m to £286m, a rise of 8 per cent. In the previous financial year, Kennedys’ global revenue rose 11 per cent. Figures in the London office stalled, however, after […]
Ashurst has expanded further in the United States, announcing the launch of an office in Texas. The base in Austin will be its third office in the US, after New York and Los Angeles. It is expected to focus predominantly on infrastructure investment, development and finance matters in transport, social infrastructure and water. The new […]
US firm Milbank is weighing up introducing a salaried layer into its current partnership structure, The Lawyer has learned. The Lawyer understands the change to the partnership structure is being pondered in order to retain talent and with the intention of accelerating lawyers on to its partnership track. The new layer of salaried partners is […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is losing one of its derivatives specialists to Reed Smith, The Lawyer can reveal. Tariq Zafar Rasheed is set to join Reed Smith’s financial industry group, with a particular emphasis on derivatives, derivatives clearing, prime brokerage arrangements and structured products. The Lawyer understands a group of associates will also be joining. Rasheed moves […]
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