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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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Two Allen & Overy (A&O) associates have joined the London office of Cahill Gordon & Reindel, rejoining a team of partners that left the magic circle firm for the US rival last year. The associates in question are A&O’s Prudence Criddle and Warren Newton, who are joining as partners. The two serve banking and institutional […]

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Baker McKenzie backtracks on size of new London office

Baker McKenzie will be taking significantly less space in its new London office at 280 Bishopsgate than it originally planned as a direct result of the pandemic, The Lawyer can reveal. Last July, Bakers confirmed it would be relocating its London office to 280 Bishopsgate from 100 New Bridge Street, where it currently occupies around […]

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