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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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Commercial set Twenty Essex has brought in an arbitration silk from Maitland Chambers. Andrew Ayres QC has left Maitland after almost 25 years, becoming the latest silk to join Twenty Essex. Ayres is a commercial disputes barrister, with connections abroad, particularly in Asia Pacific and with the offshore community. He has a particular focus on […]

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City quartet lead in ASDA’s £2.75bn bond sale

Slaughter and May and Latham & Wakins are among the firms advising on the Issa Brothers’ sterling junk bond sale to fund the acquisition of Asda. The billionaire brothers have sold £2.75bn worth of debt through the bond. Slaughters is acting for Asda with a team led by finance partner Guy O’Keefe, alongside associates Charlie […]

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Revealed: The Hot 100 2021

Members of The Lawyer Hot 100 have just two things in common. The first is excellence. Every year, our Hot 100 covers an incredibly diverse mix of legal professionals: scrappers from the rough and tumble of criminal law; sharp-suited corporate dealmakers; intellectuals and silver-tongued advocates from barristers’ profession; the in-house counsel with the ear of […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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