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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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At partner level, men are three times as likely to move firms than women
Criminal barristers deserve the full support of the profession
With internal teams shrinking, legal budgets are rising at a faster rate than in a decade
The Simmons & Simmons happiness survey has shown that happiness isn’t all that
The zeitgeist is playing out in defamation disputes, and 5RB are at the heart of it
It’s not been easy for Western firms to break into the Saudi market
Linklaters’ client Camelot has failed to retain its licence to operate The National Lottery after the High Court ruled in favour of the Gambling Commission. Camelot’s licence, which it has held since 2009, is due to expire in 2024. Instead of an automatic renewal, the Gambling Commission ran a competition to find the next licensee, […]
Kirkland has added two associates as partners from Fried Frank Shriver & Jacobson and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in its City funds practice. Charles Cooper-Isow is a private equity associate, having been at Fried Frank since 2016. Qualifying in the same year in England and Wales, Cooper-Isow has six years’ post-qualification experience (PQE). He joins […]
Shearman & Sterling is boosting its leveraged finance practice with a White & Case hire, its fourth new partner joiner of 2022. Shameer Shah makes the move, having spent almost nine years at White & Case. His main practice focuses on acquisition finance and special situations across private credit, investment banks and other financial institutions. […]
Slater & Gordon has finalised part of a strategic review of its UK business, with discussions ongoing as to whether certain practices fit into its revised model. As a result of the review, the firm will split its business into two main departments named Essential Legal Services (ELS) and Specialist Legal Services (SLS). ELS will […]
Magic circle firm Linklaters is to put financial sponsors at the heart of its Asia-Pacific operation after a strategy refresh led by regional managing partner William Liu. As part of the strategy, Linklaters is aiming to increase revenue by 10 per cent each year as well as making commitments to flesh out what the firm […]
Sky Group’s general counsel has left the business, leading to the appointment of a new legal head at the broadcasting company. Niamh Grogan has joined Sky as its new group general counsel after leaving multinational insurance adviser Willis Towers Watson. There, she was its global deputy general counsel and chief operating officer for more than […]
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