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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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McDermott hires Squires’ Singapore co-head for Asia expansion

McDermott Will & Emery has hired Squire Patton Boggs’ Singapore co-managing partner Ignatius Hwang as part of its plan to set up a base in the South East Asia hub. Hwang will initially be part of MWE’s London office while the firm is understood to be waiting for the regulatory approval for its new Singapore […]

Slaughters adds City quintet to partnership

Slaughter and May has promoted two lawyers to partner in its financing group, along with other promotions in corporate, IP and disputes. The firm’s group of five is just three fewer than in 2020 when eight made the cut.  They are understood to have all trained at Slaughters, apart from Charlie-McGarel Groves in financing, who […]

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