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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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When Fountain Court’s Tetyana Nesterchuk went to Lady Hale for advice on balancing family life with a busy legal career, the-then Supreme Court Justice simply said: “You can’t have it all.” But a quick glance at Nesterchuk’s CV might suggest otherwise. Ukraine-born Nesterchuk has been able to build a broad commercial and public law practice, […]

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Court steers clear of retrial despite 34-month wait for judgment

The Court of Appeal has stopped short of ordering a retrial in a recent case despite criticising a sitting High Court Judge for his “inordinate and inexcusable delay” reaching judgment. In a hearing before Lord Justice Lewison, Lord Justice Arnold and Lord Justice Lewis, all rejected an appeal linked to a 34-month wait for judgment […]

Goodwin corporate tech partner exits after two years

Goodwin Procter, which has been rapidly expanding in London in recent years, is to lose one of its corporate tech partners, hired from Taylor Wessing in 2019. Adrian Rainey is leaving the firm to join a venture capital client, The Lawyer understands. Rainey has been at Goodwin since June 2019, when he joined the firm as […]

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