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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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No5’s QC appointed as Recorder in the Northern Circuit

No5 Chambers is delighted to announce that Michael Duck QC has been appointed as Recorder in the Northern Circuit. Michael Duck QC was called to the bar in in 1988 and appointed Silk in 2011. Michael is part of the Crime, Criminal Fraud & Proceeds of Crime, International Arbitration & Trade, Misconduct and Compliance and […]

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Barclays names new investment banking GC

Barclays has appointed Victoria Hardy as general counsel of its investment banking arm in the UK, Europe and Middle East, to replace Simon Croxford who was promoted to deputy legal chief in August.

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Keystone launches in the Isle of Man

Keystone Law is launching in the Isle of Man this week, the firm’s latest foray outside of mainland UK. The new firm, which effectively operates as a revenue-sharing franchising model, will advise domestic and international clients on a range of legal services including corporate and commercial, banking, finance, dispute resolution, trust, pensions, insurance and regulatory […]

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