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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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2020 was an unprecedented year for business; companies have had to mobilise quickly in the face of various converging global and geopolitical events, such as Brexit and Covid-19, reviewing their operations and risk landscape, and the ensuing pressures of navigating the short, medium and long term impacts have been borne by legal teams across all […]

White & Case corporate star to join Hogan Lovells

White & Case public M&A partner Patrick Sarch is set to join Hogan Lovells. The high-wattage partner, who co-heads both the firm’s financial institutions global industry group and the corporate practice in London, will move to the transatlantic firm after more than four years at White & Case. He joined the firm in 2017 from […]

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