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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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On-demand Webinar: Step 3 – Taking your tools and tech to the next level

Most technologies have a wide range of capabilities, but often the actual uptake of those capabilities in-house is quite low, and tools tend to be used at a very basic level. How can you better leverage the increased capabilities of the different systems you have in place? How do you develop something a bit more challenging, a bit more cutting edge? “Having a legal tech strategy is key” This webinar is the third and final step of the transformation journey we explored during the event and looks at what comes after you’re done with picking the low-hanging fruit. The panel, made of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner partner Jonathan Morris, VEON associate general counsel, legal chief of staff and chief legal information officer Charlie Clinch and Banco Santander head of legal for technology and legal transformation Gloria Sánchez Soriano, talked all things tech: having the right strategy in place and why that is important, looking at the bigger picture, repurposing tech, legal analytics and the right time for moving on to something new.

Slaughter and May

Slaughters to reinstate partner distributions

Slaughter and May has reinstated partner distributions, The Lawyer understands, after suspending its usual quarterly pay-outs earlier this year. In response to Covid-19, the firm put quarterly partner distributions on hold in April and deferred annual salary reviews. Distributions are now understood to have been reinstated, though salary reviews continue to be postponed until a later […]

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