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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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Freshfields puts aside nearly £2m for office move

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has reported a near £2m price tag on its move to 100 Bishopsgate, its LLP accounts show. The firm detailed an amount of £1.8m in relation to capitalised expenditure for its office move, due to take place as the current lease for its Fleet Street premises end in 2021. The costs for […]

Elevate undergoes restructuring in IPO prep

US-headquartered New Law business Elevate has carried out an internal reorganisation following a spate of acquisitions over the past year. The process comes as the provider concludes the integration process to incorporate four different companies purchased over the course of 2018 and 2019, including legal AI technology and consultancy LexPredict, contract lifecycle management provider Sumati […]

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US and French firms lead on billion-dollar payments deal

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Latham & Watkins and Bredin Prat have led on the latest acquisition in the payments sector, which is also the biggest takeover in Europe so far this year. Cleary and Latham joined forces acting as legal advisers to French financial services company Worldline on its acquisition of payments rival Ingenico […]

Ian Bridge represents motorist cleared of causing death by careless driving

A motorist defended by counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been cleared of charges relating to the deaths of two people in a road traffic accident. PC James Dixon and 91-year-old Gladys Goodwin were fatally injured in Wargrave, Berkshire, in December 2017. Ian Bridge represented Agne Jasulaitiene, 36, from Crowthorne, who was found not guilty […]

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