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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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Clifford Chance to ditch gendered language in its documents in new policy

Clifford Chance is encouraging its people to remove gendered language from their documents and communications, a step-up of new policies around diversity and inclusion. The magic circle firm will now produce only gender-neutral documents and contract templates in a new policy that spans all of its practice areas and offices. This language change entails gendered […]

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Dechert promotes City quartet

Dechert has promoted 13 associates to its partnership, with four getting the nod in London. The firm has promoted a further three in New York, two in Washington DC and Philadelphia and one in Paris and San Francisco. The four lawyers promoted in London include: John Bedford, Mark Evans, Jennifer Rees and Karen Stretch. Bedford […]

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Freshfields ponders bonus pot in lockstep reform talks

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is discussing an overhaul of its bonus structure, The Lawyer understands, part of ongoing deliberations being conducted around the firm’s lockstep review. Sources told The Lawyer that the firm is pondering the introduction of a bonus pot, which would replace existing bonus points within the lockstep allowing it to hand out extra […]

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Supreme Court sides with Quinn in pivotal Mastercard/Merricks dispute

In one of the most highly anticipated judgments in recent years, the Supreme Court has today sided with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in the Mastercard/Merricks dispute. A major development in the first US-style opt-out class action in the UK, said to be worth £14bn, the highest court in the land ruled that Merricks’ case […]

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