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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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Clifford Chance to close Seoul office

Clifford Chance is to close its Seoul office following a review, the first downsizing of the firm’s network since the onset of the pandemic. The firm has concluded that it will be able to serve Korean clients from its other Asia-Pacific outposts and through local alliances. The lawyers in the office are understood to be […]

Pinsents winds down Covid-19 measures and doubles bonus pot

Pinsent Masons is the latest firm to announce its employee rewards package for the last financial year, while also confirming that it has repaid its furlough money to the UK Government. This follows the end of the firm’s financial year, as Pinsents confirmed it is fully restoring salaries to the 98 per cent of staff […]

Ashurst dealmaker claims victory in chair elections

Ashurst’s UK corporate head Karen Davies has been elected chair of the firm, winning the role over two other contenders. Davies has sat on Ashurst’s board since 2017 and was featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 2018 for her work on headline-grabbing corporate deals. Her list of corporate wins has continued since; this week alone […]

Headhunter v law firm: let the court battle commence

Fox Rodney is suing Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in Central London Country Court, as it seeks to claw back lost fees from a partner hire. DWF has been instructed by the legal recruiter, with court documents obtained by The Lawyer revealing that Fox Rodney is seeking 33.3 per cent of the relevant partner’s remuneration. However, […]

Addleshaws injects £4m into innovation arm

Addleshaw Goddard has restructured its innovation function in light of a £4m investment into new products and services. The firm’s innovation and technology team, led by partner Kerry Westland, has been overhauled to better deploy its growing headcount of 36 people in specific client and internal activities in its alternative offerings space. It comes as […]

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