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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 (MoFo) is to lose a London-based litigator to Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, as the latter makes its latest disputes hire in 2019. Regulatory and investigations partner Kevin Roberts is set to join Cadwalader’s London office. Roberts has spent a number of years in MoFo’s City HQ, having joined in 2008. He advises […]

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Latham and Mofo advise on Visa’s latest joint venture

Latham & Watkins and Morrison & Foerster have landed advisory roles on one of Visa’s latest joint ventures with which it seeks to expand its business in Africa. Latham advised Interswitch, a Nigerian company focused on payment digitisation, on its joint venture with Visa, advised by Morrison & Foerster. As part of the deal, the […]

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