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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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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has advised Blackstone on the launch of a £7.1bn (€8bn) pan-European last mile logistics company called Mileway. Corporate partner and The Lawyer Hot 100 2018 Wheatly Macnamara led for longstanding client Blackstone, alongside partner Tom Lloyd on the financing side. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Mileway is the largest owner of last mile […]

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US firms Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett will take on the legal duties as co-working space company WeWork has filed a prospectus laying out plans for its much-anticipated IPO, becoming the latest startup eyeing a public listing. The filing sees the company valued at $47bn, with plans to raise […]

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