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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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Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s London revenue has shrunk for the second year in a row, with the City office’s billings overshadowed by the firm’s overall global growth. The firm reported $41.3m in turnover for its British outpost in 2019, a 4 per cent decrease in its revenues from $43.1m. Over 2018, financials also took a […]

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Linklaters lawyer takes up GC job at financial standards body

A managing associate from Linklaters has made the move in-house, taking up the role of general counsel at the FMSB, a standard setting body for the wholesale fixed income, currencies and commodities markets. Chris Rich has been named as its new legal head from 1 April, having undertaken a secondment with the organisation. It is […]

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Cadwalader successfully defends discrimination claim in tribunal

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has successfully defended a discrimination claim in the Employment Tribunal, which was brought against the firm by an associate. Ana Maria Knott brought a claim against the firm for indirect sex discrimination. It concerned her return to work in 2018, and whether Cadwalader’s policy of not reducing its billable hours target […]

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