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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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Clyde & Co, Kennedys, Reed Smith, Ince and several specialist shipping law firms have entered the legal liability dispute sparked by the Suez Canal blockage. They will join Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW), which is acting on behalf of insurers UK P&I Club and the Ever Given container ship’s joint owners, Japan’s Luster Maritime and Higaki […]

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Clifford Chance concludes redundancy consultation

Clifford Chance has concluded a redundancy consultation around its support functions, with 52 professionals set to depart the firm. Forty-three of them will leave as a result of voluntary redundancy. They pertain to teams such as secretarial, mail room, and document production. The process was first started in April. At the time, about 44 to […]

‘Technical excellence won’t be king anymore’

In this latest 60-second interview, Peerpoint MD Carolyn Aldous talks to The Lawyer about changes to the legal market, trends in legal consulting and what successful legal teams will look like in the future. Has the pandemic changed your approach to the legal market? Our key values have stayed the same, but we’ve had to […]

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