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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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Browne Jacobson has posted revenue of £85m for the 2020/21 financial year, a 5 per cent increase on the previous year’s figure of £80.9m. It is the twelfth year in a row of increased turnover for the Nottingham-founded firm, which has spread into Birmingham, London, Exeter and Manchester and harbours greater national ambitions. New managing […]

Addleshaws taps Cadwalader for finance hire

Addleshaw Goddard has boosted its international funds finance practice through the hire of a partner from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft. Jeremy Cross joins Addleshaw partners Angus Gill and Zoe Connor in the international funds finance practice, which sits in its banking and finance group. Cross has been a partner in Cadwalader’s capital markets group since […]

Skadden

Skadden introduces Covid testing as part of office return

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is planning a return to its London office in September, with lawyers required to be in for three days a week. The firm said that upon the early autumn return, lawyers will use a hybrid model consisting of working in-office at least three days per week for “training, mentoring […]

Glasgow Scotland

DWF downsizes in Glasgow after firmwide property audit

After surveying staff on what they want from the office, DWF is to move to new and smaller premises in Glasgow to reflect the change in working patterns caused by the pandemic. This is the first step to be taken by the firm on the back of its global office strategy, which started late last […]

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