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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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The founding partner and global head of Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration group Emmanuel Gaillard is leaving the US firm with seven other partners to launch a boutique in Paris. The group of eight partners have left to set up their own firm, branded Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes, to focus exclusively on international arbitration. Flexibility […]

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Addleshaws launches in Paris with 22-lawyer swoop

Addleshaw Goddard has opened its doors in Paris, landing teams from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and K&L Gates for the launch. For its latest European push since opening in Germany in 2019, Addleshaws has secured 22 lawyers in Paris, including seven partners, covering corporate, real estate and litigation. An 18-lawyer team joins from BCLP, […]

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