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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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Kirkland reaches $4bn turnover for first time

Kirkland & Ellis has crossed the $4bn revenue mark, becoming the first global law firm to do so. The US firm has grown its revenues by just over 10 per cent to hit $4.1bn from last year’s $3.76bn figure. While Kirkland does not release its financial figures for London, The Lawyer understands the office expanded […]

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World Athletics on the hunt for new GC

World Athletics, the international governing body for the sport, is seeking a new general counsel. The role will be based in Monaco, where World Athletics (WA) has staff of over 90, representing 21 nationalities. Lord Sebastian Coe, a former track and field athlete, was reelected as its president last year, having first taken on the mantle […]

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