3 Steps to Preventing a VW-style scandal

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Advice on how to keep your reputation intact Serious reputational scandals can have a dramatic financial impact on the business, damaging share prices, leading to job losses, or, in the infamous case of jewellery company Ratner, almost leading to total collapse. So what can companies do to prevent such a major issue from even taking […]

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent – Financial Services Update

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The latest development in the ongoing plans to implement the Senior Person’s Regime for Financial Services is that the Treasury has made a U-turn on its proposal to impose a ‘guilty until proven innocent’ approach. The so-called “reverse burden of proof” would have demanded senior bankers proved they were unaware of any wrongdoing at their […]

You’re Hired: Lessons to Learn from The Apprentice

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With the latest series of BBC’s The Apprentice wrapped up, there are a number of lessons to learn from this year’s winner – and losers. Lord Alan Sugar has named Joseph Valente as victor, winning him a £250,000 investment and a partnership to start up his own business, but is the TV show really representative of […]

Ding dong, Safe Harbor is (effectively) dead…

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As expected, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) has declared EU-US Safe Harbor protocol to be invalid. The implications of this judgment are potentially wide-ranging and still being digested, and the precise parameters of the impact is expected to become clearer as additional guidance is provided by EU regulators.  Initial responses from […]