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By Craig McKeown, Jason McQuillen Even the most costly and sophisticated legal technology doesn’t offer a magic solution it needs good data, professional judgement and organisational buy-in to deliver. From chatbots to contract life cycle management, technology can take a lot of the grunt work out of legal practice, enabling you to focus more of […]

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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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CMS and Clyde & Co are to dish out bonuses to their workforces, mirroring similar reward measures in other firms. The Lawyer has learned that CMS has made the internal announcement as a ‘thank you’ to its headcount for their work during the pandemic. The bonus – which equates to 5 per cent of an […]

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ENRC targets Gerrard on day one of proceedings against Dechert and SFO

The allegations facing the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Dechert and Neil Gerrard started taking shape in the High Court today, with the US firm’s former white-collar co-head accused of “Machiavellian conduct” by ENRC. Day one of the 11-week trial kicked off before Mr Justice Waksman on Monday morning, during which the Kazakh mining company accused […]

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In court this week: ENRC, Sky and Kazakhstan Kagazy

Up first we have a Commercial Court dispute that features in The Lawyer’s Top Cases of 2021: Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited v Serious Fraud Office, Dechert and Neil Gerrard. The mammoth dispute kicks off on Monday and is set to last 10 weeks. The bitter battle dates back to 2011, when the Serious Fraud […]

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Slaughters U-turns on bonus decision

Slaughter and May has announced a five per cent bonus for its staff for their efforts during the pandemic. Only last April, the firm said it would not be handing out a special bonus, though it did bump up employee Christmas bonuses by 2 per cent last year. At the time, the firm also said […]

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