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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.


Leigh Murrin

PayPal announces new EMEA head of legal

PayPal has appointed a new head of legal in the EMEA region, coinciding with the third anniversary of the online payment giant’s split from eBay. Leigh Murrin joined Paypal yesterday (30 July 2018) as its head of legal in the EMEA region, based in Luxembourg. She replaces David Ferri, who has been in the role […]


Clifford Chance leads on bumper fintech listing for PayPal rival

Clifford Chance has advised on one of the largest IPOs in Continental Europe this year, tapping into a trend of tech companies pursuing public listings. The magic circle firm won the mandate from Dutch fintech company Adyen, which hosts payment platforms for companies such as eBay, Uber and Netflix. Adyen turned to magic circle partner […]


PayPal appoints Nokia GC Pentland in wake of split from eBay

PayPal has appointed Nokia chief legal officer Louise Pentland as its general counsel following the online payments company’s split from eBay this month. PayPal will become an independent publicly traded company when the split is finalised later this year. US-qualified Pentland will be based in the company’s San Jose office when she starts on 27 […]

Norton Rose

Norton Rose Fulbright responds to fintech boom with practice launch

Norton Rose Fulbright has formed a global payments practice in an effort to extend its consulting efforts to the challenges clients face when launching new digital financial services. The practice, which is mainly overseen by partner and global head of financial services Jonathan Herbst and fintech partner Victoria Birch, involves a 50-strong team including fee-earners from […]

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Revealed: The Lawyer Awards shortlist 2018

Today The Lawyer reveals the shortlist for The Lawyer Awards 2018, in association with Travelers, the legal industry’s biggest night of the year. This year, over 70 judges across private practice, in-house and the Bar debated entries from a record number of law firms and companies to narrow down the shortlist for the 28 categories.   Our panel of […]

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