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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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Resolution GC quits in wake of Pearl takeover

Resolution general counsel Randal Barker has left the company following its takeover by Pearl Group. Barker, ;who ;joined ­Resolution as its first head of legal in 2005, is ­understood to be mulling a new role, while Pearl is expected to appoint a new legal chief in October. Sources close to Pearl said Barker left the […]

Burges Salmon denies negligence claims

Burges Salmon has rebutted claims that it negligently advised agriculture clients on sub-prime mortgages. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is investigating independent complaints from farmers Geoff Bean in North Yorkshire and Pamela Ward-Jones of Barnhorne Manor Farm in East Sussex. They claim that the firm was acting for the farmers on sub-prime mortgage loans while […]

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Firms use interim tactics to position for Indian liberalisation

UK firms are waiting with bated breath for the Indian legal market to ­liberalise, but by all accounts the country is unlikely to welcome international firms anytime soon. Clifford Chance’s hire of Indian ­capital markets partner Rahul Guptan from top Indian firm Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co, as reported on TheLawyer.com […]

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