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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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CMS competition partner exits for Cooley

CMS has lost one of its co-heads for competition and trade to international law firm Cooley. Caroline Hobson started her new role yesterday and has joined the firm’s antitrust and competition practice group. She advises on a wide range of EU and UK competition law, regulatory issues and foreign investment control in the UK. “Cooley […]

Harry Calkin, Cooley

As a Spurs fan, Cooley associate Harry Calkin was forced to turn a blind eye to his client’s sponsorship of rival team West Ham, when advising on the firm’s first special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal out the London office. Calkin, who joined Cooley in January 2015 when the London office launched, was lead associate […]

Cooley roundtable: How to crack a crisis (and not let the crisis crack you)

The past year has been filled with disruption for businesses and their legal advisers. In the midst of a challenging time, crisis management is paramount. As part of The Lawyer’s GCs Summit, we explored the roles that GCs and their teams have in a crisis. A recent roundtable, hosted by Cooley partners James Maton, Sascha […]

Former Cooley partner lands GC role

A Cooley partner has found a new in-house role at investment firm True Altitude, after leaving the London office of the US outfit in 2020. IP partner Charlie Winckworth left Cooley last July after one year. He had joined Cooley at the start of 2019 from Hogan Lovells. Winckworth is now set to become full-time […]

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The Lawyer Awards 2021: Shortlist revealed

The Lawyer Awards takes place in November this year, with scores of firms, in-house teams and chambers making the shortlist. The winners will be announced in our virtual awards ceremony, taking place on Tuesday 2 November. Last year saw Keystone win the top prize, as the coronavirus pandemic vindicated the firm’s non-traditional and remote working model in spades. […]

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