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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.

Incentivising staff in a green economy: green benefits

Environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) alongside sustainability are hot topics in business right now. Employees are increasingly scrutinising what employers are doing to promote sustainability, not least in the benefits they offer.

How does the UK PPA market need to innovate?

In this podcast, Gowling joins leading global infrastructure and renewables market analysts Inspiratia to discuss innovation in the UK power purchase agreement (PPA) market, and whether the prices we see today are transitionary and if so, how PPAs can make such prices sustainable and meet the ever-changing needs of both offtakers and sellers.

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Herbert Smith Freehills’ former Asia financial regulatory services head William Hallatt has joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher with a team of three lawyers. Hallatt joined HSF in 2014 from Linklaters, where he was a managing associate in London. He relocated to Hong Kong and became a partner of HSF to build up the firm’s financial […]

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South Square QC calls on Mayer Brown to defend £16m negligence case

One of South Square Chambers‘ most experienced silks is facing a £16m claim from former clients who have accused him of providing negligent advice. Mark Phillips QC has been singled out in a High Court claim from Instant Access Properties Limited and its former liquidators, Kevin Murphy and Richard Toone, both of whom are partners […]

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Linklaters names co-heads of new Dublin office

A group of Linklaters partners are getting ready to split their time between London and Dublin, as the firm gears up for its launch in the city next month. The one-floor office is set to open on the 1st of May in a building overlooking the city’s signature Merrion Square. As part of the process, […]

A&O partner backtracks on Essex Court move after sanctions

Just a week before his scheduled move to Essex Court Chambers, Allen & Overy arbitration partner Matthew Gearing QC has opted to join another magic circle set. Gearing QC is to join Fountain Court from next month. This turnaround is a consequence of the sanctions imposed on Essex Court by China, which prevents any of […]

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