Law firms should ask hard questions about Stonewall

City firms are traditionally slow to react on controversial topics, but as a number of organisations withdraw their support for Stonewall’s Diversity Champions scheme, they may be forced to consider their position internally.

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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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Dechert issues robust defence against ENRC “conspiracy” claims

Dechert today described allegations made against former partner Neil Gerrard and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as “stuff of conspiracy”, as it launched its defence against a £70m claim from ENRC. Dechert’s response came on day two of proceedings in the 11-week trial in the High Court, as it argued that the ENRC has skilfully […]

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Dentons scores Government contracts worth more than £9m

Dentons has won two lucrative UK Government mandates whose combined value is worth around £9.5m. The contracts relate to two different mandates for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and HM Treasury. However, they stem from Dentons’ role within the Government’s wider Finance and Complex Legal Services (FaCLS) panel. The HM Treasury […]

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Investor group calls on Boies Schiller in fight over Greensill losses

Boies Schiller Flexner is preparing to represent institutional investors in legal action against Credit Suisse following the high-profile collapse of Greensill Capital. Those being targeted in Boies Schillers’ bookbuild are global investors who invested in the bank’s $10bn Supply Chain Finance Funds, with the aim of recovering losses suffered in relation to investments with Greensill. […]

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Kirkland to lose second partner in a week

A second partner from Kirkland & Ellis’ corporate team is set to depart the Gherkin, this time to Proskauer. The Lawyer understands that London partner Rebecca Villarreal, who has been at Kirkland for six years, will join the US rival days after the exit of corporate partner Mark Thompson to Dechert. Villarreal joined Kirkland in 2015 […]

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