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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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An exploration of the modern-day GC role

Even today, some lawyers entering the profession have quite fixed and antiquated ideas about what career success looks like.  Most frequently, the assumption is that becoming a law firm partner in a private practice firm is the only measure, without considering that an in-house career could be equally as good. This idea is predicated on […]

Helen Selby

Asda recruits new GC from Mars Wrigley

Asda has appointed a new general counsel after kicking off the year with fresh board appointments. Helen Selby joins the supermarket giant as general counsel and company secretary, after under a year as GC at Mars Wrigley. Asda has been on the hunt for a new GC since September when its former head of legal […]

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