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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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Willkie Farr & Gallagher has promoted two partners in its London office, as part of its mostly US-focused 2020 round. Kirsty Maclean, in the corporate department, and Rahul Saha, the London’s office new competition partner, were the two senior associates made up in the City. Maclean started out her legal career with South African firm […]

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

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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Willkie adds another Kirkland alumnus in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has picked up another lawyer from Kirkland & Ellis for its London office, this time from the firm’s debt finance department. Ashley Young will join Willkie at the end of November. Young had been at Kirkland for eight years, joining its Hong Kong office in 2011 from Allen & Overy, where […]

Osborne Clarke harnesses data for new in-house tech product

Osborne Clarke has started selling clients a new cloud-based platform to manage employment matters for large-scale projects and litigation. The product, dubbed People Platform, is now being marketed to clients and provides visibility on the management, costs and risks related to workforce in a number of legal contexts. it was developed by Osborne Clarke Solutions, […]

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