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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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Shieldpay rejigs legal team after GC exit

Shieldpay has restructured its legal team following the departure of general counsel and chief compliance officer Willem Wellinghoff. Wellinghoff, who was one of the founding members of fintech Shieldpay, has moved across to PMA Media Group as global chief compliance officer and UK money laundering reporting officer (MLRO). At PMA Media Group, a Utah-headquartered business, […]

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Old Vic appoints new GC from theatre rival

The Old Vic theatre has appointed a new general counsel after the departure of its former GC at the beginning of the year. Caroline Barber has been appointed as the arts institution’s GC. She joins from theatre business Cameron Mackintosh Limited, the company of the musical producer of the same name, where she was legal […]

On-demand Webinar: Is ESG the opportunity GCs have been waiting for?

With ESG assets now reaching more than $30tn globally and expected to grow significantly, it is safe to say ESG will play a major role in defining the future. The rise of focus on ESG is so prevalent that it is bound to become a key performance driver going forward and businesses need to factor it ineffectively. While Legal isn’t automatically involved in these discussions, GCs will not have a more powerful opportunity than this to be at the front and centre of things while promoting a worthwhile agenda.

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In court this week: ENRC, Sky and Kazakhstan Kagazy

Up first we have a Commercial Court dispute that features in The Lawyer’s Top Cases of 2021: Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited v Serious Fraud Office, Dechert and Neil Gerrard. The mammoth dispute kicks off on Monday and is set to last 10 weeks. The bitter battle dates back to 2011, when the Serious Fraud […]

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