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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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Macfarlanes has appointed a successor to managing partner Julian Howard from its corporate group, while also losing a partner from its City team. Luke Powell, the firm’s co-head of M&A and private equity specialist, has been named in the role. He will replace Howard from April 2022, at which point he will have been managing […]

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City firms called up as Paperchase teeters on the brink

Browne Jacobson is among the firms drafted in on the expected administration of Paperchase, as high street retail carnage continues into the New Year. The stationery chain has filed a notice to appoint administrators from PwC, instructing Browne Jacobson’s head of insolvency and dispute resolution John Adams and corporate finance partner Roger Birchall. It is understood […]

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Taylor Wessing raids BCLP with 11-strong team hire

Capitalising on the hire of three partners last year, Taylor Wessing has recruited 11 further lawyers from BCLP’s private wealth team. The firm has hired the team following the arrival in November of BCLP’s co-leader of the private client team Damian Bloom and partner Simon Phelps. The team includes 11 lawyers comprising consultants, senior counsel, associates […]

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