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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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Clifford Chance ups the litigation stakes with new revenue pledge

Clifford Chance has set out plans to increase the amount of revenue its disputes group generates, in a move that would ensure litigation accounts for a quarter of firmwide turnover. As it stands, 20 per cent of Clifford Chance’s revenue is estimated to be made up of litigation, according to The Lawyer’s Global Litigation 50 […]

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Clifford Chance tops up corporate bench in second 2019 hire

Clifford Chance has brought in a new corporate partner from Norton Rose Fulbright, as the firm refuels its corporate and financial institutions group. Partner Richard Crosby is set to join Clifford Chance after a longtime career at Norton Rose Fulbright, where he was one of the key client relationship partners for HSBC. He specialises in mergers and […]

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Clifford Chance and Kirkland among firms sharing in £16m Merlin fees

Legal fees on the take-private acquisition of Merlin Entertainments are set to exceed £16m, with firms such as Clifford Chance, Kirkland & Ellis and Slaughter and May sharing in the total. According to the scheme document, Merlin is expected to incur £5.6m in fees, the bulk of which will go to Slaughters. The firm advised […]

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Clifford Chance follows Freshfields to £100,000 NQ salary

Clifford Chance has raised its salary for newly-qualified solicitors from £91,000 to £100,000, following the lead of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer last month. Unlike Freshfields, however, the £100,000 paid by Clifford Chance is its total compensation package, including bonuses, rather than base salary. The Lawyer understands that trainee salaries are also set to increase slightly when […]

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