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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 and RPC act on Jack Wills sale to Sports Direct

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and RPC have swooped in to help apparel company Jack Wills on its restructuring sale to retailer Sports Direct. Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct agreed to buy the UK business of Jack Wills out of insolvency for up to £12.75m. KPMG was appointed as the administrators for Jack Wills earlier […]

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ENRC dispute: Fried Frank files separate claim against ex-Kazakh PM

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 […]

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Fried Frank invests in fund finance with Linklaters hire

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has hired its latest new joiner in London, bringing on board its first dedicated fund finance lawyer in the City from Linklaters. The US firm has hired managing associate Kathryn Cecil, who will join as a partner. Her arrival on Monday coincides with that of Milbank Tweed Hadley & […]

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Fried Frank plugs finance gap with Milbank hire

Plugging a gap in its leveraged finance offering in the City, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has secured a new partner in London from Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Neil Caddy has been a partner at Milbank for over six years, joining in 2012 from Mayer Brown. His practice focuses on leveraged financing and restructuring, […]

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