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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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Weil Gotshal’s Warsaw pull-out expected later this year

The Warsaw office of Weil Gotshal & Manges is set to drop the US firm’s brand later this year following a strategic review of its operations in the CEE region, The Lawyer understands. It is understood that the contracts of lawyers in the Warsaw office have been reviewed and that in about six months’ time […]

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K&L Gates’ Warsaw corporate team exit for Taylor Wessing

As many of the US firms look to pull out of the CEE region or shrink their practices, Taylor Wessing has taken the opposite approach with a team hire from K&L Gates’ Warsaw office. The UK-headquartered firm has hired partner Andrzej Mikosz in Poland, a corporate and capital markets lawyer who joined K&L Gates in […]

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DWF strikes deal to acquire K&L Gates’s Warsaw team

DWF is in the process of buying the Warsaw branch of K&L Gates, marking its debut in the CEE region and first step of its expansion plans since listing on the London Stock Exchange. The acquisition, valued at £3m, sees the CEE outpost of K&L Gates absorbed by the UK firm, which will open a […]

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