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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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Osborne Clarke adds VC heft with six-strong team hire

Osborne Clarke has hired a team led by two partners in its London corporate practice, bringing in specialists from Penningtons Manches Cooper. The firm has attracted venture capital partners Rob Hayes and Justin Starling, who focus on deals happening in the tech and life sciences sphere. They will join the firm’s Reading office alongside a […]

Barrister of the week: 3VB’s Adam Kramer

In April 2020, 3VB’ silk-in-waiting Adam Kramer (Call: 2004) got a call which completely shifted how the rest of the year was going to pan out for him. It was from the Financial Conduct Authority, which was about to tap into the High Court’s underused test case system to launch proceedings against insurance companies, asking […]

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Four firms added to £8.7m Scottish Enterprise panel

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and Addleshaw Goddard are among the four firms that have been added to Scottish Enterprise’s new £8.7m panel. The public body has appointed Scottish firms Brodies and Burness Paull to the panel, as well as CMS and Addleshaws. Shepherd and Wedderburn, which was on the former panel running from 2016 […]

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Slaughters’ £16m costs bill assessed in latest BHP ruling

Costs have been awarded to Slaughter and May in the high-profile Fundão dam dispute, though the firm’s initial bill for its defence of BHP Billiton has been reduced by the judge. Last year, Mr Justice Turner struck out a claim against Slaughters’ client BHP stating that it was a “clear abuse of process”. The case concerned […]

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