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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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Less is sometimes more when it comes to the ratio of associates to partners
The post-pandemic decline of after-work sport can be reversed by firms with an eye on culture and wellbeing
Knights has acquired aggressively, but partners from the legacy firms aren’t sticking around
Agile working is proving to be the right way for a certain firm
Global litigation practices are performing better than ever
Joiners are exceeding leavers at platform firms
Reg Dhanjal has been appointed as the new general counsel at Aldermore Bank. Dhanjal moves from global payment company WorldFirst, where he has been group general counsel for over four years. Dhanjal started his legal career as a trainee solicitor at Simmons & Simmons, after which he qualified into the technology team at Bird & […]
Amid a swathe of lateral hires in April, The Lawyer observed how a certain magic circle firm had stayed out of the party. Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters had all dipped their toes in the City partner recruitment market more than once over 2021/22, while Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer had been absent from the […]
Davis Polk & Wardwell, which guided Made.com on its London listing last year, is now advising the furniture retailer as it undertakes a strategic review of the business. The US firm’s London office was brought in to work with Made.com in May 2021, with partner Will Pearce leading on the float. The Lawyer understands that […]
The Free Representation Unit (FRU) has asked lawyers, and anyone else who will benefit from the UK Government’s latest tax cuts, to donate their additional wealth to help improve access to justice and to fund pro bono work. As part of chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget that was announced today, The Lawyer reported that lawyers earning […]
Partners taking home at least £1m a year will receive huge tax cuts under the UK Government’s latest mini-budget – we’ve calculated how much. The Government is planning to abolish the additional 45 per cent tax rate, the top level of income tax which applied only to those earning over £150,000. The change, which will […]
Lawyers should be at the heart of resolving the climate crisis, and Mishcon Purpose is the firm’s attempt to make big changes.
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