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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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South Square QC calls on Mayer Brown to defend £16m negligence case

One of South Square Chambers‘ most experienced silks is facing a £16m claim from former clients who have accused him of providing negligent advice. Mark Phillips QC has been singled out in a High Court claim from Instant Access Properties Limited and its former liquidators, Kevin Murphy and Richard Toone, both of whom are partners […]

Listed group CEO sets out vision for £30m Memery Crystal deal

RBG Holdings’ £30m acquisition of Memery Crystal could lead to a working separation at the listed company as CEO Nicola Foulston lays out her plans to split contentious and non-contentious work between brands. Foulston told The Lawyer that her long-term idea for the group is for Rosenblatt to take control of disputes and for Memery […]

Osborne Clarke tops up credit facilities by £10m

Osborne Clarke has extended its revolving credit facility in light of the pandemic, the firm’s latest limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts show, a precautionary measure against the financial consequences of the pandemic. The UK firm has added a further £10m to a £5m facility it already had from previous years, reaching a total of £15m. […]

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New GC revealed ahead of £31bn O2 and Virgin merger

Virgin Media and O2 have appointed a new general counsel, as the two companies prepare to finalise their bumper merger deal. Telefónica’s chief policy officer Enrique Medina Malo is set to become GC of the £31bn business, after the tie-up was agreed last year between O2’s owner Telefónica and Virgin Media’s parent company Liberty Global. […]

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