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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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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

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Inmarsat loses second in-houser in a year

Inmarsat’s VP for legal affairs has taken on a new role at a business advisory company, six months after the departure of general counsel Trudy Cooke. Christian Fahey joins Washington-headquartered Ankura as executive director and associate GC for EMEA and APAC as its first international lawyer, after nearly five years at satellite company Inmarsat. In […]

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