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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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Allen & Overy closes Barcelona office as lease ends

Allen & Overy has decided to shut down its two-staff satellite office in Barcelona, and focus the growth of its Spain practice from Madrid. The magic circle firm launched the Barcelona office in February 2014, with the hire of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer corporate partner Antoni Valverde. However, the office remained a small outpost with a single-fee […]

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GCs will be at the vanguard of change

From tech to managing people, general counsel are at the forefront of transformation within their companies. To explore these issues, DWF partner Hilary Ross talked to The Lawyer. Three of the biggest topics for GCs have always been: finding time; what good leadership looks like in-house; and diversity and fairness. In 2020 GCs had to […]

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Goodwin set to hire six-strong associate group after Sidley raid

Goodwin is eyeing up Sidley Austin’s private equity grouping again, with a number of associates set to join a partner team led by Christian Iwasko and Erik Dahl, The Lawyer understands. Goodwin is thought to be hiring up to six associates from Sidley’s private equity team after Goodwin brought in a partner group spearheaded by […]

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