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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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Clifford Chance US associates in line for second special bonus

Clifford Chance is handing out special bonuses for its US associates, weeks after having announced a similar reward for its UK lawyers. The firm will pay the bonuses in two payments, the first one on June 30 and the second one on December 30 respectively. They will be based on an assessment of each associate’s […]

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Simpson Thacher’s London revenue soars 15 per cent

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s London office revenue grew by 15 per cent in 2020, ahead of a spate of partner hires made earlier this year. Turnover rose from $201m to $232m. The growth rate is ahead of the previous year’s 14 per cent rise that took the New York-headquartered firm’s City turnover through the $200m mark for […]

Stephenson Harwood embarks on strategy review to “sharpen focus”

Stephenson Harwood is kicking off a comprehensive strategic review of the firm for the first time in five years, The Lawyer can reveal. The review will set Stephenson Harwood’s direction for the next three to five years and will be spearheaded by CEO Eifion Morris. The audit will be split into seven workstreams, focusing on […]

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