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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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Bird & Bird hires HSF partner as City arbitration head

A longtime member of Herbert Smith Freehills‘ (HSF) disputes team is moving to Bird & Bird after over two decades at the firm. Nick Peacock is making the move, specialising in international arbitration and having previously led HSF’s Singapore arbitration group and its India disputes team. His departure follows the recent retirements of Mark Shillito, […]

CMS lawyer joins Hive Energy as GC

Hive Energy has appointed a CMS lawyer as its inaugural general counsel. Alex Lane joins the solar energy business after four years as an associate at CMS. As a property lawyer in the firm, he advised companies in the energy sector in relation to their acquisition of land rights for solar farms, wind farms and […]

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Quinn pursues Court of Appeal challenge in PCP Capital claim

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is awaiting permission from the Court of Appeal as to whether it can challenge PCP Capital’s High Court defeat to Barclays. Mr Justice Waksman previously rejected PCP Capital’s claim against Barclays by ruling that Quinn’s client is not entitled to the damages it sought. That was despite the judge concluding […]

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Freshfields to debate post-pandemic reward measures

The partnership at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is set to approve a catch-up payment for staff whose salaries were frozen, The Lawyer understands, though no Covid bonus is expected. The payment will draw the firm’s salary freeze to a close, having been introduced at the start of the pandemic. Unlike other firms, the firm will not […]

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