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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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Gateley expands UK footprint with Newcastle opening

Gateley has opened a new office in Newcastle, which will be spearheaded by a partner from Ward Hadaway. The new base in the North East represents the listed firm’s 11th UK office, with new partner Helen O’Neill joining office head George Parker-Fuller and associate Emma Taylor. Gateley’s Newcastle offering will be focused on residential development. […]

Debevoise makes up City lawyer in nine-strong promos round

Debevoise & Plimpton has promoted a London lawyer to partner out of a total of nine worldwide, after the City was left out of its promotions round last year. Matthew Dickman, who sits within Debevoise’s funds and investment management group and has now ascended to the partnership, is a former Kirkland & Ellis partner who returned […]

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