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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.
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, […]
Analysis of recent fines suggests that environmental prosecutions are resulting in more substantial fines, especially for ‘very large organisations’.
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.
The Data Protection Authority in Hungary (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság), recently published its annual report which included details of a fine of €670,000 (HUF 250,000,000) being imposed on a bank. To date, this fine is the highest imposed by the Hungarian Authority.
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New Mexico isn’t the place to be looking for referral relationships.
Law firms will need to consider their values if tensions between US and China continue to escalate
One judge is behind a spate of high-profile rulings
The magic circle has been usurped by the US ‘giants’ when it comes to corporate practice
Recent salary hikes have meant that several City firms’ NQ pay is higher than the PEP of some regional firms
Big deals mean big business. But as the Twitter saga shows, there’s also the potential for a dispute.
Firms including DAC Beachcroft and Gowling WLG have won places on a £40m panel for UK housing association Clarion. A total of 17 firms have been appointed to the roster, which spans a decade until March 2032. As well as DACB and Gowling WLG, other firms to have bagged spots include Capsticks, Penningtons Manches Cooper, […]
Average profit per equity partner (PEP), newly-qualified (NQ) salaries and revenue are all up at Trowers & Hamlins since a shake-up in management in April 2021. For NQs in London, this month the firm upped their salaries from £72,500 to £80,000. Junior lawyers in the regions will now earn £60,000, a £13,000 jump (equivalent to 28 […]
Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Slaughter and May are the law firms that have scored roles on a public bid for hospital group Mediclinic, at a deal valued at £3.7bn to two buyers. Mediclinic is a private hospital group headquartered in Stellenbosch, South Africa, but also has offices in Namibia, the UAE and Switzerland. […]
Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has increased its NQ salaries from £95,000 to £105,000, an 11 per cent uplift. The firm said in a statement newly-qualified lawyers who achieve the required hours may also receive a bonus between £118,125 to £147,000, inclusive of base salary and performance bonus. The firm is also raising salaries throughout the […]
Lawyers will be looking to make the most of the burgeoning market for women’s football, prompted by England’s victory over the weekend in the women’s UEFA Euro tournament. The lawyer for England’s Lionesses has said that the aftermath of their Euros victory is a “golden opportunity” to bring women’s football onto a level playing field […]
7KBW has been instructed to defend KPMG as it denies all allegations that it failed in its duties as auditor to Carillion. Once a construction and services giant, Carillion collapsed in 2018 and was put into liquidation. KPMG had been the company’s auditor since 1999, so the high-profile demise of Carillion led to the audit […]
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