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Planning for the unexpected. Crisis management 

Whether it be the actions of a rogue employee, a dawn raid, an oil spill, a liquidity crisis, a product recall, a significant fraud, an accident, press attack or collapse of a key supplier - anything can threaten your business – or even the continued existence of your company.

The right legal adviser can be pivotal to effectively managing and containing issues like this and before a crisis hits in thinking ahead: this is as much about prevention as a cure.

We are able to

  • act as the core custodian of the facts (typically under legal privilege)
  • ensure the right information is available to decision makers
  • ensure an accurate and consistent narrative is provided throughout by PR and communications representatives
  • support and assist with any internal investigations
  • provide necessary legal advice as to the board and management’s reporting responsibilities with an eye to collateral impacts and
  • liaise with relevant regulators.

We have unparalleled experience in handling some of the most significant and high profile crises confronting corporates of the last few years: the collapse of Lehman and our role in advising the standards committee at News International being just two stand out examples.

Key contacts

Our crisis management activities span the globe, and our lawyers work in a coordinated way to cover your world-wide response

Marc Harvey
Partner
(852) 28424122
marc.harvey@linklaters.com

John Turnbull
Partner
(44 20) 74564310
john.turnbull@linklaters.com

Arnaud de La Cotardière
Partner
(33 1) 56435826
adelacot@linklaters.com

Klaus Saffenreuther
Partner
(49 69) 71003203
klaus.saffenreuther@linklaters.com

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