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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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UK200: Law firms more pessimistic than ever before

Most of the UK’s largest law firms believe that the current financial year will be significantly more difficult in terms of trading than 2018/19, The Lawyer can reveal. As part of the research for this year’s UK 200 report, firms were asked the extent to which they agreed or disagreed with the statement: Trading conditions […]

US firms gain market share and UK200 coverage

Yesterday saw the launch of The Lawyer UK200 report, the UK legal market’s leading statistical analysis of its 200 largest law firms. And what was different this year? Well, quite a lot of things, not least the unrivalled detail and granularity of the data. But there was also this: a new ranking highlighting the rise […]

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Exclusive: US firms now dominate London mid-tier, UK200 shows

The largest US firms are now so entrenched in the UK legal market that they are collectively generating over £2bn annually and are major players in the 100 firms bringing in the most revenue from the UK. New research carried out for the first time for The Lawyer’s UK200 2014, released today (27 October 2014), […]

Reed Smith bags Nabarro trio for City funds launch

Reed Smith has launched a London investment funds practice with the hire of ­former Nabarro partner and barrister Dale Gabbert. Gabbert, who joins as a partner, will bring with him associates Winston Penhall and Matthew Pitman. He will advise funds including private equity, property and hedge funds on investment management, corporate and regulatory issues. Reed […]

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