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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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Herbert Smith Freehills is paying all staff globally a one-off financial payment of 5 per cent of their salary, on the back of positive performance so far this year. The bonus will be made in March to all employees, with salary costs totalling £400.5m according to the firm’s last global LLP accounts. This would see […]

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Shoosmiths branches into consulting with new venture

Shoosmiths has launched a new separate consultancy arm, as firms ramp up efforts to provide alternative services for clients. ‘Shoosmiths8 Connected Services’ has been established to help clients with their legal, as well as broader business requirements. It includes a suite of eight products across innovation, contracts, coaching, corporate advisory, privacy and data. The eight […]

Women and the Pandemic: has the conversation changed?  

The Covid-19 pandemic has received its fair share of bad press regarding its impact on working women. But are there any positives that will drive equality for women in the legal profession? The views of our female peers are mixed. Some hail the advent of increased remote-working and the ability to convert commuting time into […]

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