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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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Financials 2018/19: HFW PEP tumbles as firm goes global

HFW has reported a downturn in profits and profit per equity partner (PEP) in the last financial year, with PEP decreasing by 12 per cent in 2018/19. Net profit also fell last year by 8.9 per cent from £48.3m to £43.3m, a significant drop from the 11 per cent increase in 2017/18. Revenue was flat […]

HFW strikes £25m deal with litigation funder

HFW has become the third firm this year to secure a million-pound partnership with a litigation funder, as those in private practice seek to provide increased accessibility to funding for clients. Augusta Ventures and HFW’s relationship with be strengthened after it was announced that that pair have agreed on a £25m funding facility. The firm […]

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