As the world emerges from the initial shock of COVID-19 and moves towards a phase of adjusting and rebuilding, all eyes are on company reputation. The pandemic has already created corporate heroes and villains – and reputations made and lost as we navigate our way through the recession will likely stick for years to come. But, while organisations might be focused on reputation management, now is the time to make the reputation of the CEO as an individual a priority.
Charities are undoubtedly invaluable to society, but regardless of their admirable aims, they are not immune to experiencing a crisis. This fact has come sharply into view amid the coronavirus pandemic, with charities currently experiencing , caused primarily by a drop in donations. This financial hit has left charities especially vulnerable, leaving the door open for mistakes and wrong decisions to be made. But there are steps you can take before and during a crisis to shield against reputational fallout
As the UK officially enters recession, we are seeing perhaps the toughest landscape in the corporate world for over a decade. With so many decisions to be made to protect the buoyancy of their business, especially as government support schemes gradually come to an end, many employers are finding themselves in a difficult place. On the one hand, they want to value and protect the staff who have succeeded over the past few challenging months but, at the same time, many are finding redundancies in certain business areas inevitable. So how do they navigate this territory and ensure they keep the business going while doing the right thing?
Amy Pope explains cyber security, geopolitical, and global business impact of UK opposition to China’s moves in Hong Kong, and what companies can do about it.
Did you know that, as of last week, children’s online privacy is protected by default… literally? Jenny Afia explains why this is a much needed step forward, and why children’s data should not be fodder for companies to cash in on.
A panel comprised of General Counsels from a mix of FTSE 100 blue chip corporations to high growth companies, offering a great blend of cultures and leadership styles discuss the characteristics of a good leader and share their refreshingly honest personal stories of leadership.
The Covid-19 pandemic will undoubtedly trigger an increase in the use of flexible and agile working. HR teams must quickly grapple with the risks and act accordingly.
Unconscious bias is a growing legal issue for employers. It’s widely regarded as a barrier to equality, diversity and inclusion, and employment tribunals are looking more closely at motivation and bias in discrimination and harassment cases.
Current levels of corporate debt are rising unsustainably. Will debt-to-equity swaps be the solution?
Suppliers can no longer rely on contractual terms entitling them to terminate a contract on the grounds of a corporate customer’s insolvency (ipso facto clauses) in most cases. This prohibition was introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act which came into force on 26 June 2020 (the Act). This briefing looks at the changes suppliers may need to make to their contracts, as well as to their credit and enforcement strategies, in light of this prohibition.
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Arnold & Porter is to close its Frankfurt office, four years after entering Germany via its merger with fellow US firm Kaye Scholer. The US firm will shut its Frankfurt outpost, which houses around nine partners and 16 lawyers in total. Arnold & Porter had acquired the office after it pulled off a $1bn merger […]
The chief legal operations officer of National Grid is leaving the company, the second high-profile departure from the energy provider’s legal team in two months. Mo Zain Ajaz, chief counsel and global head of operational excellence, is leaving his role at the energy provider at the end of 2020, wrapping a stint that has lasted […]
Ashurst’s in-house digital solutions venture is launching its first-ever product, one year after its creation. Ashurst Advance Digital is launching a cloud-based tool aimed at helping clients deal with upcoming sustainability regulations looming over the financial services sector. The unit, which is led by partner Tara Waters and made its debut in early 2019, relies […]
Eversheds Sutherland’s Lee Ranson has been handed another four-year term, extending his leadership tenure through to 2025. Ranson will continue in his role as the chief executive of Eversheds Sutherland’s international business, which excludes operations in the US. Eversheds tends to announce successors, or reappointments early, with Ranson’s new term starting in May next year. […]
The chair of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP)’s global data privacy and security practice has joined Greenberg Traurig in the US, alongside a partner and an associate in his team. The duo includes Colorado-based partner David Zetoony, who will join Greenberg’s Denver office and Chicago-based partner Jena Valdetero, who will keep practising in the same […]
A group of barristers, legal academics and lawyers have co-signed a letter against the implementation of self-identification. The group, some of whom specialise in discrimination law, are opposed to the operation of self-ID in public and private bodies. It comes after formal self-ID legislation was shelved earlier this month, which would have permitted widespread use […]