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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.
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.
On April 7, 2022, Ontario released its first-ever Hydrogen Strategy (the Ontario Strategy), making it the latest province to address Canadian hydrogen sector growth through policy.
As previously reported, the coming into force of the amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations was deferred until July 1, 2022.
David Lowe and Emma Carr discuss the impact of sanctions on contracts. They explain when sanctions could be a force majeure and what happens if there are no relevant sanctions but you still want to get out of the contract.
Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.
Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]
Analysis of recent fines suggests that environmental prosecutions are resulting in more substantial fines, especially for ‘very large organisations’.
The Data Protection Authority in Hungary (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság), recently published its annual report which included details of a fine of €670,000 (HUF 250,000,000) being imposed on a bank. To date, this fine is the highest imposed by the Hungarian Authority.
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.
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The managing partner of Weightmans, who had opted to step down next year, has reversed his decision and will instead continue to lead the firm for a further term. John Schorah has held the position of managing partner since 2013; his third, and expected final term, was due to end next April. Ahead of the […]
Investment group ED Group has appointed a new general counsel from Partners Group. Sam Rozati previously spent nearly 10 years at Zurich-based private equity house Partners Group. He served as its head of legal, overseeing the firm’s global transactions. He succeeded Anela Musat in the top legal role last year, after she departed for food […]
“I’m an in-house lawyer looking to go back into private practice, but want to be sure that I am making the right decision and that I have made the most of my in-house experience. How can I best leverage my experience in-house, and if I return to private practice?” Tarun Tawakley, partner at Lewis Silkin; […]
Another partner from Brown Rudnick’s restructuring team has joined Squire Patton Boggs, this time in Paris. Arnaud Moussatoff, who is based in the French capital, is moving to Squires after nearly four years as a partner at Brown Rudnick. Before that he was a counsel at DLA Piper. His move follows a five-person exodus from […]
Update from CBA (13:00pm): Kirsty Brimelow KC, chair of the CBA, has said: “The offer from government has resulted from constructive talks between the MOJ and the leadership of the CBA. “This offer represents substantial positive movement from government. As a result the offer will be put to a ballot.” After months of strike action, criminal […]
Vodafone Group has hired a new general counsel from another FTSE giant, as Rosemary Martin prepares to retire after more than decade at the telecommunications business. EasyJet’s legal chief Maaike de Bie has been appointed to the role of general counsel. De Bie is herself a FTSE in-house veteran, having been group general counsel for […]
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