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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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DWF back on the M&A trail with two acquisition deals

DWF is looking to provide a special bonus pool to its staff off the back of a set of positive financials, as it returns to its acquisitive mode with the purchase of two new businesses. A trading update showed that revenue grew by 13 per cent to £338m, with profits before tax standing at £34m, […]

On-demand Webinar: Law firm relationship status update: it’s all about value, efficiency and doing things differently

The increased pressure on cost efficiencies that most in-house teams are experiencing at the moment means there is a big focus on revamping external counsel relationships, minimising spent and maximising value. Is law still about selling people to people? Issues discussed in this webinar include: Has the pandemic and current economic climate changed the long-term dynamics between firms and their clients? Are law firm-client relationships changing? How are GCs envisioning their interactions with law firms to look like going forward? Are the “shiny toys” distracting us from what really matters, business partnerships and customer service? What does being creative with your law firm panel and doing things differently look like in practice? Is there a need for more collaboration and coordination within the in-house community when it comes to driving improvements to law firm-client relationships? What more can GCs do?

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