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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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Ropes & Gray restructuring partner Peter Baldwin has resurfaced with a new role at Macfarlanes, in what is the City stalwart’s third lateral hire this year. Baldwin left Ropes last year and will join Macfarlanes at the start of June, where he will focus on special situations and distressed transactions. He worked in Ropes from […]

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Macfarlanes bemoans lack of diversity in bumper promotions round

Macfarlanes has admitted that measures taken to ensure more diverse partnership appointments “have not filtered through yet”, with the firm making up one female partner out of a total of nine. The firm’s 2019 promotions round is its largest in five years, when nine partners were also made up. Last year just three lawyers were […]

Jessica Adam, Macfarlanes

The sole female partner in Macfarlanes’ corporate group, Jessica Adam is flying the flag for women who want to progress in this male-dominated field. Promoted to partner in 2013, Adam is at the forefront of decision-making for the firm’s junior lawyers, chairing its associate committee with a focus on diversity and career pathways. Having started […]

Pinsent Masons

Junior lawyers tell Pinsents: “We want advocacy training”

Pinsent Masons has responded to increased demand from its lawyers for advocacy training, following in the footsteps of Herbert Smith Freehills and Eversheds Sutherland which already offer such services. Pinsents first offered advocacy training to its lawyers three years ago, but this latest incarnation is a more concentrated, focused programme targeted at junior and mid-level […]

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