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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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Shearman loses London arbitration partner to the Bar

Following February’s arbitration exodus, Shearman & Sterling is now set to lose another disputes partner in London as Alexander Uff joins Quadrant Chambers. The arbitrator is heading to the Bar after 14 years at Shearman, having previously moved to the firm’s London office from Paris in 2013. He was made up to partner one year […]

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Goodwin nabs another Kirkland tax partner

Goodwin Procter is continuing apace with its London lateral hiring spree, taking on its third Kirkland partner in less than two months. The firm has brought in partner David Irvine, who has spent two years at Kirkland. He previously worked for more than seven years in the London office of Weil Gotshal & Manges, first […]

Six City lawyers make the grade in HSF promos

Herbert Smith Freehills is making up 23 partners in its latest promotions round, with lawyers elevated for the first time in the firm’s Milan and Johannesburg offices. Disputes took priority with a total of nine promotions across the board. This year’s round is just three fewer than last year’s batch of 26, with Australia and […]

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