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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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Simmons brings in corporate partner from US rival

Simmons & Simmons is beefing up its corporate practice with the hire of the London co-chair of Dorsey & Whitney’s technology industry group. Frances Doherty is joining the firm’s practice after nearly 20 years at the US rival. Her clients are largely technology focused and include healthtech companies, enterprise software houses and fintechs. Doherty’s expertise […]

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South Square QC calls on Mayer Brown to defend £16m negligence case

One of South Square Chambers‘ most experienced silks is facing a £16m claim from former clients who have accused him of providing negligent advice. Mark Phillips QC has been singled out in a High Court claim from Instant Access Properties Limited and its former liquidators, Kevin Murphy and Richard Toone, both of whom are partners […]

Osborne Clarke hands out 5 per cent profit share to staff

Osborne Clarke is giving staff a five per cent profit share and an extra set of holidays, in a series of post-pandemic reward measures. The firm will hand out a profit share based on employees’ annual salaries, with a minimum payment of £1,500, that will be pro-rated for part-time employees. According to the firm’s last […]

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Centrica grills firms on diversity for latest panel review

Twelve firms have won spots on Centrica’s new legal panel, after a rigorous review in which the UK utilities giant quizzed participants on their diversity and inclusion credentials. Slaughter and May and Linklaters are among the 12 firms to have been appointed. The two firms, alongside Dentons, DWF, Pinsent Masons, Norton Rose Fulbright, HFW, Freeths, Womble […]

‘The Advice Diaries’ by Jonathan Lipman

In this latest video, Mercedes Benz UK general counsel Jonathan Lipman builds on last year’s three pieces of advice piece, where he talked about agile working, keeping up team spirit and leadership during the pandemic. In his follow-up, Lipman shares his views on the future of agile working and the different positions we see companies […]

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