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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 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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Debevoise litigation team lands at Hogan Lovells

Debevoise & Plimpton has lost a City litigation team to Hogan Lovells. Commercial litigation partners Kevin Lloyd and Richard Lawton join the firm alongside counsel Akima Lambert and associate Ardil Salem, who also join as partners. Lloyd moves to Debevoise from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), where he was head of contentious restructuring/insolvency and a board […]

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Goodwin lands first lateral of 2021 from Bakers

Goodwin Procter has recruited a restructuring partner from Baker McKenzie, the latest addition as part of a sustained hiring push in the City. The US firm has attracted partner Geoff O’Dea, who will leave Bakers next month after more than three years. O’Dea was hired from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2017. That year, he joined […]

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Sidley sees latest London partner exit to Reed Smith

Reed Smith has hired a new finance partner from Sidley Austin, with the latter witnessing a spate of exits from its London outpost over the last few months. The US firm has taken on partner Jason Richardson, who will join its financial industries group. Richardson has spent most of his career at Sidley, which he has […]

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