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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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Two candidates have put their names forward for Linklaters’ managing partner elections, with the shortlist of contenders recently finalised by the firm. The race for the role will see London-based global head of finance Paul Lewis battle it out against Frankfurt-based financial regulatory partner Andreas Steck. This follows a confirmation vote held internally last week. […]

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Ashurst leads as Morrisons rejects £5.5bn takeover

Ashurst is in the driving seat for supermarket Morrisons, as it turns down a £5.5bn takeover bid from Clayton Dubilier & Rice. The supermarket giant turned down a conditional cash offer from CD&R of 230p per share, which it said “significantly undervalued” the business and its future prospects. Ashurst corporate lawyer Tom Mercer, and also […]

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A&O defends £8m Olympic Stadium negligence claim

A professional negligence claim against Allen & Overy (A&O) in the High Court has been slashed by millions of pounds, as the owners of the Olympic Stadium pursue just under £8m in damages from the firm. The reduction was confirmed during a case management hearing on Friday, which was the first directions hearing since the initial […]

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