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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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Land Securities splits GC role after departure

Land Securities’ general counsel Tim Ashby has left after five years at the FTSE 100 real estate investment trust. Following Ashby’s departure at the beginning of 2021, his role as GC and company secretary will not be replaced. Instead it has been split into two positions: former deputy company secretary Liz Miles takes on the […]

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Clifford Chance GC hands over the reins after 18 years in charge

Clifford Chance has appointed a new executive partner and general counsel ahead of the upcoming retirement of longstanding chief Chris Perrin. Banking partner Robin Abraham will succeed Perrin in May 2021, as the latter leaves a position he has held since 2003. He will stay on as a senior level consultant around insurance arrangements. Newly-appointed […]

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Deloitte Legal takes stock of pandemic with new consulting arm for in-housers

The leaders of Deloitte Legal’s new management consulting arm are eyeing post-pandemic changes in the in-house world as a new source of business. The new offering is being spearheaded by newly-hired leader Jack Diggle from NewLaw provider Elevate, who joined the accountancy firm in September alongside contract management expert Craig Conte and legal management consultant […]

Ex-DWF duo join DAC in new advocacy venture

DAC Beachcroft is setting up an in-house advocacy unit following the hire of two barristers from DWF, The Lawyer can reveal. Jonathan Robinshaw and Sahar Farooqi are both set to join as partners in the firm’s claims solutions group, with the task of overseeing its new advocacy offering. Already the firm has plans to welcome […]

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