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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.


Three Crowns

Three Crowns’ PEP skyrockets to £1.6m in first year of trading

Arbitration boutique Three Crowns (3C) has seen average profit per equity partner (PEP) soar in its first year of business to between £1.3m and £1.6m, with its seven equity partners’ take home pay now rivalling that of magic circle plateau partners. Founding partner and former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer London arbitration head Constantine Partasides QC told The […]


Three Crowns picks up Covington partner for first female partner hire

Arbitration boutique Three Crowns has hired Covington & Burling partner Carmen Martinez Lopez as a partner in its London office along with senior associates for each of its three bases. Martinez Lopez is the first female partner for the boutique, which launched earlier this year after six partners from Covington & Burling, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, […]

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Bakers, Fieldfisher and Three Crowns among firms to win spots on BP’s niche panel

BP has appointed nine firms to its specialist legal panel, including Baker & McKenzie and Hill Dickinson. Fieldfisher, Holman Fenwick Willan, Reed Smith, Stevens & Bolton, Sullivan & Cromwell, Watson Farley & Williams and recently-established arbitration boutique Three Crowns have also won spots on the niche roster.  Each of the firms has been appointed for […]

Three Crowns’ founding partners: “We’re suffering from an embarrassment of riches”

Three Crowns’ launch in 2014 marked one of the biggest litigation shakeups in the market that year. The six founding partners left their “comfortable jobs” running the arbitration practices at various magic circle and leading firms to set up the boutique last February. And they didn’t start slow. [continued] Also on Shipping and insurance specialist Ince & […]

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