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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.

International investment on the value UK cities

After a challenging year, UK cities are gaining foreign investment and developing their presence on the global stage. How has the pandemic, COP-26 and officially leaving the EU impacted the value of investment in the UK from a global standpoint?

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Dentons swallows up two more South American firms

Dentons has pushed deeper into South America through a tie-up in both Argentina and Uruguay. The firm has announced a combination with Argentinian firm Rattagan Macchiavello Arocena, based in Buenos Aires and Uruguayan firm with Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause, based in Montevideo. Rattagan Macchiavello Arocena, headed by Juan Martín Arocena has 13 partners […]

Two Freshfields tax partners face criminal probe in Maple Bank fallout

Two tax partners at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are under an investigation for their role in “cum-ex” transactions. The criminal investigation into the two unnamed partners relates to their alleged involvement in the advice given to the now-defunct Maple Bank. The bank’s liquidators, CMS Hasch Sigle sued Freshfields in Frankfurt for its advice on so-called ‘cum-ex’-deals. […]

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