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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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Bird & Bird hires HSF partner as City arbitration head

A longtime member of Herbert Smith Freehills‘ (HSF) disputes team is moving to Bird & Bird after over two decades at the firm. Nick Peacock is making the move, specialising in international arbitration and having previously led HSF’s Singapore arbitration group and its India disputes team. His departure follows the recent retirements of Mark Shillito, […]

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Five City lawyers get the nod in Simmons’ latest promos

A total of 13 lawyers are joining the partnership at Simmons & Simmons in the firm’s latest round of promotions, with five getting the nod in London. While this is more than double last year‘s batch of six, the round is just short of the 15 that were promoted in 2019 – eight of which […]

A good reason not to stay in a magic circle law firm

There is a long-standing ideal of the boardroom consigliere shared by many corporate lawyers: a generalist adviser who stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the CEO. It takes time to attain that status, as those who are toiling to create a public M&A practice will acknowledge. For the few private practice individuals who get it right, a senior […]

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