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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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Brussels

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Kirkland & Ellis has launched a competition-focused Brussels office as part of its post-Brexit strategy. The US firm has opened doors in the Belgian city in a bid to handle cases before the European Commission and courts, especially when it comes to merger control. It is understood that the office will be led by London […]

Dechert beefs up in restructuring with Jones Day hire

Dechert is adding a new restructuring partner to its London ranks, months after the arrival of Weil Gotshal & Manges partner Adam Plainer. The US firm is beefing up the team with the hire of Jones Day partner Kay Morley. Morley has been a Jones Day lifer, having spent her entire career at the US […]

Funding

Augusta bags £250m in latest funding round

Augusta Ventures’ war chest has almost doubled after concluding a round of funding worth £250m. This latest capital raising, which is Augusta’s biggest so far, means the funder now boasts a pot of assets worth £585m to meet increased levels of demand. Augusta’s co-founder and managing director Robert Hanna told The Lawyer that the funder’s […]

Seoul

Clifford Chance to close Seoul office

Clifford Chance is to close its Seoul office following a review, the first downsizing of the firm’s network since the onset of the pandemic. The firm has concluded that it will be able to serve Korean clients from its other Asia-Pacific outposts and through local alliances. The lawyers in the office are understood to be […]

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