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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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  Clifford Chance‘s longstanding head of people and talent is set to retire after more than 20 years, with the firm scanning the market for a replacement. Partner Laura King was also a member of the executive leadership and operations group at the magic circle firm, where she has led the global HR function. She […]

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The general counsel of Augusta Ventures has left the business for a new in-house role, little more than a year after she joined the litigation funder. Frances Coats will become Europe general counsel of Bolttech, a digital insurance broker launched last year as a result of the rebranding of formerly known Frank Insurance by its […]

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Mayer Brown snags Dechert banking partner in London

A Dechert banking and finance partner has left the firm to join US firm Mayer Brown in London. Charles Malpass leaves Dechert after almost a decade, where he was the firm’s head of European structured finance and real estate finance. Malpass has a wide-ranging structured finance practice focused on real estate, non-performing loan transactions and […]

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