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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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Pinsents breaks £500m barrier with narrow turnover rise

Pinsent Masons’ revenue snuck up by just under two per cent during the last year, rising from £495.5m to £503.3m. This coincided with a significant uplift in the firm’s average profit per equity partner, which shot up 16 per cent from £546,000 to £636,000. Managing partner John Cleland told The Lawyer that the results were […]

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2020/21 financials: Fieldfisher turnover hits £290m

After several years of double-digit percentage growth, Fieldfisher has added just over £15m to its top-line as revenues hit £290m. The 6 per cent uplift means that the firm brought in around £273m in 2019/20; the firm did not report its results at the time. Average profit per equity partner also rose in the last […]

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