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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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Contenders emerge in Ashurst election race

Ashurst is gearing up to elect the next chair of the firm, with six partners understood to be in the running for the post. London corporate duo Jason Radford and Karen Davies have been cited by sources as potential candidates to replace outgoing Ben Tidswell, as well as dispute resolution partner Simon Bromwich. Meanwhile, the […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie 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 […]

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US Top 50: Three firms still have no female partners in London

Gender diversity at US firms in the UK has improved significantly over the past five years despite several still having no female partners in their London offices, The Lawyer can reveal. The promotion and recruitment of senior female lawyers has led to a more balanced ratio of male and female partners at many of the […]

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