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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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DLA hires Freshfields partner as new head of finance

A former head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s finance group has left the firm to take on a new role at DLA Piper. DLA has taken on David Trott to lead the practice from May 2021. Trott has been a partner at Freshfields since 1997 and led its global finance team between 2012 and 2016. His […]

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PCP Capital’s High Court claim fails against Barclays

The High Court has rejected PCP Capital’s claim against Barclays in a highly-anticipated judgment from Mr Justice Waksman, which ruled that Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s client is not entitled to the damages it sought. In a mammoth ruling handed down today, Waksman J concluded that PCP’s claim should be dismissed despite finding that Barclays […]

Funds held by Stephenson Harwood sparks scrap with former client

A multimillion-pound fee resting in Stephenson Harwood’s client account has sparked litigation from a former client that is seeking to reclaim funds, The Lawyer can reveal. Blue Power Group initiated legal action against Stephenson Harwood earlier this month, less than a year after the company was instructing the firm during a separate High Court matter […]

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