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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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Sidley pays out $1,000 stipend to staff

Sidley Austin is handing employees a $1,000 stipend, The Lawyer understands, having asked staff to cover the expenses of their remote working set-up. The $1,000 is not understood to be a bonus. Sources told The Lawyer that employees had been expected to pay for additional equipment themselves throughout lockdown, such as monitors, keyboards and desk chairs. […]

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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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US Top 50: Three firms still have no female partners in London

Gender diversity at US firms in the UK has improved significantly over the past five years despite several still having no female partners in their London offices, The Lawyer can reveal. The promotion and recruitment of senior female lawyers has led to a more balanced ratio of male and female partners at many of the […]

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Mishcon set to list this year

Mishcon de Reya will list on the London Stock Exchange later this year, despite shelving plans for an IPO over 12 months ago. The firm said its partners had now voted ‘overwhelmingly’ in favour of exploring a premium listing. JP Morgan has been appointed by Mishcon as its financial advisor while the firm is exploring […]

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