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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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The speed read: Bakers’ #MeToo mess; Hogan Lovells’ African woes; and a super-exam decision for the SRA

When it comes to high-level #MeToo allegations, trusting internal investigations is a dangerous game Baker McKenzie finds itself in a right old #MeToo mess. The firm has been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over allegations that the firm allowed a sexual misconduct investigation to be “improperly” influenced by the accused, former London managing partner […]

Beckwith defence team accuses SRA of “contaminating” evidence in misconduct case

The Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) has been accused of “contaminating” evidence as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Ryan Beckwith attempts to get his sexual misconduct hearing dismissed. Beckwith appeared in front of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in April over allegations of non-consensual sex after a firm event. Two, as yet unproven, allegations were brought against him. […]

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