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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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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 […]

Linklaters favours Continental Europe in bumper promotions round

Linklaters has promoted 35 lawyers to its partnership, including 13 in London. The number of elevations is its highest since 2019, when the firm made up 33 lawyers to partner in its biggest round since the recession. The magic circle firm promoted 38 lawyers in 2007. Starting from May 2021, the firm will see the […]

Extra pay or extra holiday: DLA lets staff choose their Covid reward

DLA Piper is offering employees the choice between one week’s pay or an extra week’s holiday to reward them for their work during the pandemic. The “one week thank you” is for all fee-earners and business services professionals at DLA Piper’s international business. In the UK alone this amounts to around 2,000 employees, covering both […]

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White & Case vows to fix culture problems after external investigation

White & Case instructed an external investigation led by a QC, The Lawyer understands, after rising tensions in its City office and is now set to launch a programme aimed at improving firm culture. Sources said the firm is to address internal tensions that have arisen in the past year as a result of an […]

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Details emerge in £20m negligence claim against Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing and BDO are facing allegations of professional negligence from two high net-worth individuals who are suing the pair for almost £20m in relation to deficient tax advice, The Lawyer can reveal. The details of a High Court claim from Morten and Thomas Høegh are beginning to emerge, who are seeking damages for losses […]

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