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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 absorbs local firm for fourth German launch

DWF has opened a new office in Düsseldorf, marking the firm’s fourth outpost in Germany and its second international opening since listing on the London Stock Exchange last March. In a similar dynamic to its opening in Warsaw back in May, the firm has absorbed an existing local outfit, called Marccus Partners. The 10-strong office, […]

Seven things we’ve learned from DWF’s annual report

Seven months after its main market IPO on the London Stock Exchange, DWF has posted its first annual report as a publically-listed company. Here are seven key points that illustrate DWF’s IPO journey. Direct costs have increased. The firm reports that direct costs, including partner remuneration, increased 14 per cent to £126.9m as opposed to […]

CMS and DWF called in on administration of Titanic shipyard Harland & Wolff

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and DWF are advising on the administration of Harland & Wolff, as a buyer is sought to rescue the historic Belfast shipyard. The CMS team acting for Harland & Wolff and administrator BDO is led by London-based restructuring partner Glen Flannery, alongside corporate partner Peter Williamson and associates Christos Christoferou […]

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