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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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‘My legal team is essential to advancing the strategic goals of the business’

Our latest 60-second interview features Lily Hepworth, general counsel and company secretary for Immunocore, a T cell receptor biotechnology company working to develop and commercialise new medicines for cancer, infection and autoimmune disease. Hepworth talks about what the last year looked like for her, the role her team has played in advancing the strategic goals […]

HSF repays £75m in Covid borrowings

  Herbert Smith Freehills has been able to repay £75m worth of additional funds taken as a precaution from its revolving credit facility at the start of the pandemic. The firm said the draw down has now been fully repaid due to its strong financial performance over 2019/20. The firm’s LLP accounts show that borrowings […]

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