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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.


Pinsents on hunt for paralegals in managed services boost

Pinsent Masons is looking to invest in its managed services capabilities with the hire of more than 60 paralegals across its UK offices. The firm, which over the past few years has veered its operations toward wider professional services, is looking to bring in between 60 and 80 professionals to boost the offering under development. The […]


Contenders emerge in Ashurst election race

Ashurst is gearing up to elect the next chair of the firm, with six partners understood to be in the running for the post. London corporate duo Jason Radford and Karen Davies have been cited by sources as potential candidates to replace outgoing Ben Tidswell, as well as dispute resolution partner Simon Bromwich. Meanwhile, the […]

High Court

Freshfields and Steptoe hunt down fees in struck-out Georgia case

A $300m case against the Bank of Georgia’s holding group was struck out this week, with Steptoe & Johnson resigning as the claimant’s lawyers ahead of trial. Mrs Justice Cockerill struck out Roman Pipia’s case against BGEO Group on Wednesday after he failed to make a £3.8m payment to the court having previously been given […]

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