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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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Pinsents hires Bakers partner for Dutch foray

Pinsent Masons has made further inroads into Continental Europe with the opening of an office in Amsterdam. The firm has recruited TMT, data privacy and digital partner Wouter Seinen from Baker McKenzie to head its new Amsterdam office. The office will focus on advising clients on cyber, data, tech and life sciences mandates. Seinen will […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright hands out one-off bonus to Flex staff

Norton Rose Fulbright is partially reimbursing its employees across Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA), who opted in to work a four-day week as part of the firm’s Flex scheme. The firm has said it will pay 50 per cent of the salary that was exchanged for reduced working hours under the voluntary scheme. A […]

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Addleshaws launches in Paris with 22-lawyer swoop

Addleshaw Goddard has opened its doors in Paris, landing teams from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and K&L Gates for the launch. For its latest European push since opening in Germany in 2019, Addleshaws has secured 22 lawyers in Paris, including seven partners, covering corporate, real estate and litigation. An 18-lawyer team joins from BCLP, […]

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ASOS calls on Slaughters in Topshop deal

Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are acting on ASOS’ £295m acquisition of a clutch of high street brands from collapsed retail group Arcadia. Led by corporate partner Andrew Jolly, Slaughters is at the helm for ASOS which has taken on the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands for £265m, and a further […]

Brussels Belgium

Simpson Thacher launches in Brussels in post-Brexit move

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is to open a new office in Brussels, the latest US firm to set up a post-Brexit outpost in Continental Europe. Starting in the summer, the new base follows the hire of the co-leader of Allen & Overy’s antitrust practice, Antonio Bavasso, reported by The Lawyer late last year. Bill Dougherty, […]

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