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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.


Akin Gump makes first lateral hire of 2020 from Gibson Dunn

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is to lose one of its leverage finance partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Amy Kennedy has been at Gibson since 2015, and is one of three lawyers that the firm has promoted in the last eight years in the City (in 2017). Akin will be the fourth US […]

Litigation Tracker: the top ten most active firms in the English courts

Court battles involving the UK Government led to a surge of instructions for City law firms over 2019, according to The Lawyer’s latest Litigation Tracker figures. According to the data, the lawyers in the most cases over 2019 were from the UK Government’s in-house team rather than a private practice firm. The Government was involved […]


The mirage of a cross-European corporate team

Confusing Europe with London is never a good habit, but it’s one to which US firms still fall prey. A clear-eyed assessment is well overdue at four firms in particular: McDermott Will & Emery (MWE), Orrick, Squire Patton Boggs, and Cleary. We single out those firms because of an interesting data point buried in The […]

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