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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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Addleshaws hires Irwin Mitchell’s ex-construction head

Addleshaw Goddard has strengthened its construction capability with the hire of Irwin Mitchell’s former City practice head. Gordon Anderson moves across from Irwin Mitchell, which he joined in 2016 to lead its construction, engineering and infrastructure practice in London. He had previously been a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills, from 2011 to 2016, and […]

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Fee headaches loom as firms vie for UK Government panels

Firms pitching for places on the UK Government’s legal panels are weighing up their options around charge-out fees, amid concerns over how much they may be expected to discount. With a late June deadline looming large for firms wishing to apply to the general legal advice and finance and complex legal services panels, sources told The […]

Cooley roundtable: How to crack a crisis (and not let the crisis crack you)

The past year has been filled with disruption for businesses and their legal advisers. In the midst of a challenging time, crisis management is paramount. As part of The Lawyer’s GCs Summit, we explored the roles that GCs and their teams have in a crisis. A recent roundtable, hosted by Cooley partners James Maton, Sascha […]

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Partners choosing to be the ‘face of law’ on LinkedIn are offering a new dimension to BD

Salesforce’s regional vice president – Salesforce Marketing Cloud UKI Madeleine Storr speaks to The Lawyer about the ways that law firms can deliver the best digital client experience, utilise social media to gain exposure and prepare for the incoming millennial workforce ahead of her session at the Marketing Leadership Summit. How can law firms deliver a […]

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