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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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Morrison & Foerster has completed a redundancy process in its London office, after cutting its US business services workforce by 4 per cent in the last few weeks. The firm has cut four roles in its City outpost, mostly pertaining to support staff. A total of 34 roles were lost in the US. A spokesperson […]

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UK Government names new top lawyer after Jones’ exit

  The UK Government Legal Department (GLD) has appointed its next Treasury Solicitor, after Jonathan Jones QC abruptly left the division last year. The department will now be led by Susanna McGibbon, who has been the GLD’s director general for more than two years. She has been named today as Treasury Solicitor, Her Majesty’s procurator […]

Walker Morris revamps flexible working policy after staff survey

Leeds-based Walker Morris has changed its flexible working policy after conducting an internal staff survey. The firm carried out research with the University of Leeds Business School last year, asking staff how they want to work in the future. Following the research, the firm’s managing partner Malcolm Simpson has implemented a change in the firm’s […]

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