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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 […]

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Eight Shearman partners exit to launch arbitration boutique

The founding partner and global head of Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration group Emmanuel Gaillard is leaving the US firm with seven other partners to launch a boutique in Paris. The group of eight partners have left to set up their own firm, branded Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes, to focus exclusively on international arbitration. Flexibility […]

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Shearman books Tony Blair for partnership retreat

Shearman & Sterling is set to host Tony Blair as part of its virtual global partnership retreat, The Lawyer understands, days after the major exit of an eight-strong arbitration team in Paris. The US firm will host the former UK Prime Minister as a surprise guest speaker for its upcoming partnership retreat. Sources said the […]

Revealed: The Top 20 Cases of 2021

This year, the courts play host to a series of long-running financial and competition cases, while it looks like UK Government lawyers will be extremely busy.

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