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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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Finance lawyers dominate in FTSE350 in-house teams

Almost half of all the lawyers at the companies in the current FTSE350 that have a UK-based in-house legal team work in the banking and finance sector, The Lawyer can reveal. According to data compiled for the new FTSE350 report, 40 per cent of the lawyers tracked at in-house teams in the UK work for […]

City duo make the cut in Dechert’s partner promotions

Dechert has promoted two lawyers to the City this year in a round of 11, following a record high year in 2018. Craig Borthwick in financial services and Smridhi Gulati in corporate and securities were the two associates given the nod in London’s Dechert office, effective 1 January 2020. Gulati joined the US firm in […]

City duo lead on largest AIM IPO of 2019

Addleshaw Goddard and Bird & Bird have acted on the £135m IPO of promotional products company The Pebble Group, the largest AIM IPO placing this year. Addleshaws’ corporate partner Richard Lee advised The Pebble Group from the firm’s Manchester office, after it confirmed its intention to float in November. Pebble is comprised of two businesses […]

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