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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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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has filed a claim form against the former Prime Minister of Kazakhstan on behalf of the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC). The ENRC claims that from 2012 onwards the defendant, Akezhan Kazhegeldin, was the focal point for the exchange of unlawfully obtained, confidential and legally privileged information that belonged […]

Another retailer fined under consumer protection legislation

By Tim Pickworth Walker Morris’ Commercial Dispute Resolution and Retail specialist Tim Pickworth reports on the latest case in which a retailer has been fined for misleading sales practices. What do retailers need to know? Earlier this year Walker Morris reported on the H Samuel case, in which the high street jeweller was fined for providing misleading […]

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Kirkland leads on latest CVA for outdoor clothing retailer

Kirkland & Ellis has won a first time restructuring mandate for PAI portfolio company Outdoor & Cycle Concepts, which owns stores such as Cotswold Outdoor, Runners Need and Cycle Surgery. Creditors of Outdoor & Cycle Concepts today approved the terms of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) at it became the latest high street retailer to […]

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Clifford Chance and Bakers act on Saudi retail IPO

Clifford Chance and Baker McKenzie are advising Saudi shopping mall giant Arabian Centres Company, as it seeks to raise $1.2bn in what would be the Kingdom’s largest IPO in five years. Bakers’ EMEA head of capital markets Adam Farlow and senior associate George Marshall are acting for Arabian Centres in the UK, alongside partners Robert […]

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