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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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Mayer Brown has appointed its next chair to succeed incumbent Paul Theiss, while London managing partner Sally Davies has also gained a seat on the firm’s management committee. The firm has elected longtime partner Jon Van Gorp to the chair role, starting in June. He will take the baton from Theiss, who has been in […]

Addleshaws injects £4m into innovation arm

Addleshaw Goddard has restructured its innovation function in light of a £4m investment into new products and services. The firm’s innovation and technology team, led by partner Kerry Westland, has been overhauled to better deploy its growing headcount of 36 people in specific client and internal activities in its alternative offerings space. It comes as […]

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Linklaters’ GC steps down after almost two decades

The general counsel of Linklaters is stepping down after 17 years, becoming the latest in-house veteran of the magic circle to leave the position this year. Raymond Cohen was one of the first general counsel to be appointed in City law firms. He was previously a partner in the financial services offering at the firm […]

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Kirkland to lose second partner in a week

A second partner from Kirkland & Ellis’ corporate team is set to depart the Gherkin, this time to Proskauer. The Lawyer understands that London partner Rebecca Villarreal, who has been at Kirkland for six years, will join the US rival days after the exit of corporate partner Mark Thompson to Dechert. Villarreal joined Kirkland in 2015 […]

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Investor group calls on Boies Schiller in fight over Greensill losses

Boies Schiller Flexner is preparing to represent institutional investors in legal action against Credit Suisse following the high-profile collapse of Greensill Capital. Those being targeted in Boies Schillers’ bookbuild are global investors who invested in the bank’s $10bn Supply Chain Finance Funds, with the aim of recovering losses suffered in relation to investments with Greensill. […]

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