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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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A&O lawyers in line for pay boost – as other reviews remain on hold

Lawyers at Allen & Overy (A&O) are set to enjoy a belated increase in salaries after an initial freeze during the first quarter of the financial year, although this uplift will not apply to non-fee-earners. This was confirmed by the magic circle firm as part of a move to increase its lawyers’ salaries in line […]

Fladgate appoints BCLP’s COO to propel three-year strategy

Fladgate has taken on Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s (BCLP) global chief operating officer (COO), who will join the firm at the start of next year. David Rowe will join as COO in January 2021, where he will assist in implementing the firm’s three-year business strategy. Launched at the beginning of 2020, the three-year business plan aims […]

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