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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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Hot 100 career quiz: Iwoca GC Phaik Khaw

  Name: Phaik Khaw Organisation: iwoca Role: General Counsel Trained at: Minter Ellison, Australia Year qualified:  2004 Read her Hot 100 profile   What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Being trapped in a data room with piles of paper taking notes as we were not allowed to take photocopies of documents.  Luckily […]

The eight biggest moves at the Bar in March

Commercial juniors have been in high demand at the Bar of late, with Blackstone Chambers recruiting two barristers to help meet increasing activity. Elsewhere, Fountain Court also bolstered its commercial ranks, while 39 Essex and Doughty Street strengthened in public law and inquests respectively. Here are the eight biggest moves from March: Luka Krsljanin and […]

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Macfarlanes promotes City quintet

Macfarlanes has made up five new partners following a reduced promotions round last year. They consist of: Lorna Emson and Christopher Charlton in litigation and dispute resolution, Laura Bretherton and Paul Keddie in finance and Emma Radcliffe in competition. In 2020, just two made the grade at Macfarlanes; Alexandra Green and Alicia Thomas. The firm […]

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Hogan Lovells divvies out special bonuses worldwide

Hogan Lovells is the latest firm to announce firmwide special bonuses to staff, with the transatlantic outfit taking a regional approach to payments. Rewards are varied across the firm’s offices to all lawyers, apart from partners, as well as those in business services, including paralegals and PAs. Those in Europe, the Middle East and Africa […]

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