The defection of the Taylor Wessing Four raises questions over California and Cambridge

The departure of four Taylor Wessing partners last week to Goodwin Procter not only leaves a hole in the firm’s life sciences practice, but prompts questions about its longer-term international TMT strategy in light of its talks with Wilson Sonsini.

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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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Taylor Wessing financial results show continued growth under Gleghorn

Taylor Wessing has continued its upwards trajectory with profits growing by 10 per cent from £56.8m to £62.6m in the first year under managing partner Shane Gleghorn. The firm posted an 8 per cent rise in UK turnover from £144.6m in 2017/18 to £156.6m last year. Global revenue also increased, by 13 per cent to […]

Pinsents targets life sciences and tech with Taylor Wessing hire

Pinsent Masons has bolstered its competition team with the hire of the former UK head of competition, EU and trade at Taylor Wessing. Robert Vidal will join the team at Pinsents, advising on competition law, specialising in life sciences, pharmaceuticals and technology sectors. Vidal’s hire comes one month after a bumper round of promotions at […]

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Former Taylor Wessing chief resurfaces in new leadership role

Tim Eyles, who was managing partner of Taylor Wessing for nine years, has been named chair of The Risk Advisory Group. In his role, Eyles will be responsible for guiding the expansion of the group with provides corporates and governments with intelligence, investigations and security services. It was set up over 20 years ago and […]

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The Lawyer Awards shortlist 2019: the in-housers in the running for GC of the Year

General counsel of the year has become a particularly competitive field at The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers. Each of the finalists has made enormous impact in their work. Mohaimin Chowdhury, general counsel and company secretary of Gatehouse Bank, has been involved in the transformation of the Shariah-compliant bank’s activities in the last 18 […]

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