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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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DWF spends £14m on managed services business

DWF is bolstering its managed services capabilities with the acquisition of a US-headquartered business for £14.2m. The firm has purchased legal managed services provider Mindcrest, which has HQs in Illinois and operational bases in India, Chicago, New York and London. The purchase, which brings 360 professionals under DWF’s roof – and for the most part […]

DLA Piper borrowings soar to £67m

DLA Piper’s total borrowings more than doubled over 2018/19 to £67.2m, according to the firm’s latest LLP accounts. The accounts reveal that borrowings increased from £32.6m over the year for regions included in the international LLP, primarily being DLA Piper’s UK, European, Middle East and Asia-Pacific business. They do not cover DLA Piper’s activities in […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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