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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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Criminal proceedings are being brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) against a former Clifford Chance lawyer and his brother, an ex-Goldman Sachs analyst. The FCA is commencing proceedings after carrying out an investigation into lawyer Suhail Zina and brother Mohammed, who was an analyst in Goldman’s conflicts resolution group. The matter relate to six […]

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Slaughters introduces EA role after secretarial review

Slaughter and May has concluded an extensive review of its secretarial function, part of an effort to broaden its scope and shift to new ways of working. The review officially started at the beginning of 2019, but the arrival of the pandemic in 2020 hampered its progress. The changes came into effect early this year. […]

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Wine producer hits back in dispute with Goldman Sachs

A bitter legal battle is heating up over claims that Goldman Sachs was “grossly negligent” in encouraging an employee of Europe’s largest wine producer to enter unauthorised foreign exchange transactions. J.Garcia Carrion, which is also the fourth-largest wine producer in the world, is taking on the bank due to the actions of its former chief […]

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Clifford Chance’s Newcastle revenue hits £5m in three years

The revenue of Clifford Chance‘s Newcastle office has hit £5m, three years after the acquisition of Carillion Advice Services (CAS), the paralegal and managed legal services arm of the defunct contractor. The office’s limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts show that the hub’s turnover increased 66 per cent over the last financial year, growing from £3m […]

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Uber’s Supreme Court challenge falls flat in drivers’ rights dispute

In a pivotal victory for those in the gig economy, the Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal from Uber regarding workers’ rights. After previously falling short in the Employment Tribunal, Uber once again failed to convince the court that its drivers are independent contractors who work under customer contracts and not for Uber. The […]

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