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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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Litigation funders live and breathe disputes, but this was not the sort of dispute Burford Capital was used to. On August 8, Burford’s share price plunged 66 per cent after a ferocious attack from San Francisco-based hedge fund Muddy Waters, whose founder Carson Black questioned the accuracy of the funders accounting practices. Black described the […]

Burford eyes new funding opportunities as profits surge 24 per cent

Litigation funder Burford Capital has reported a 24 per cent surge in its net profit for 2018, as well as a rise in overall income to $420m. Net profits reached $328m last year, according to the UK listed company. However, the increase was not as dramatic as in 2017 when it posted an 109 per […]

Ogier advises Burford Capital Limited on raising more than $250 million

Ogier’s Guernsey team has provided Guernsey legal advice to Burford Capital Limited (“Burford Capital”) on the raising of approximately £192.6 million (US$ 251.2 million) through an equity placing of new shares. The shares were placed with existing and new institutional investors via an accelerated book build. Burford is a leading global finance firm focused on […]

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