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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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Linklaters’ head of US practices Tom Shropshire is leaving the firm to become general counsel of drinks company Diageo. The US-based partner will also be company secretary for Diageo, with current GC Siobhán Moriarty set to retire from the company in September after 24 years of service. Tom Shropshire is currently global US practice head […]

Funds held by Stephenson Harwood sparks scrap with former client

A multimillion-pound fee resting in Stephenson Harwood’s client account has sparked litigation from a former client that is seeking to reclaim funds, The Lawyer can reveal. Blue Power Group initiated legal action against Stephenson Harwood earlier this month, less than a year after the company was instructing the firm during a separate High Court matter […]

Hogan Lovells completes UK redundancy round

Over 30 staff members from Hogan Lovells’ business services and secretarial function have left the firm in the UK, after a voluntary redundancy programme. The firm carried out the process last year as part of a wider streamlining of its business services. The restructuring affected both the UK and the Americas, with 4 per cent […]

Judgments of note: The Good Law Project and Shamima Begum

Good Law Project -v- Secretary Of State For Health And Social Care The Administrative Court handed down the first judgment in what could prove to be a wave of litigation challenging government conduct throughout the pandemic.  In Good Law Project v Secretary Of State For Health And Social Care, the court ruled in favour of […]

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