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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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Three firms land mandates for Covid-19 vaccine work

Clifford Chance has been awarded an extension for UK Government mandates that deal with the manufacture of Covid-19 vaccines, one of three firms that will help with the mammoth national project. It is understood that the UK Government opted to rely on no more than three firms when it comes to the logistical path that […]

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White & Case’s City figures rebound to hit nearly $400m

After reporting an uncharacteristic dip in London revenue for 2019, White & Case’s financials soared in the last financial year to reach nearly $400m. Turnover at the firm’s City office over 2020 was $397m, up 18 per cent from $337m. Global turnover also increased by 9.3 per cent to $2.4bn, while average profit per equity […]

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