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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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The vac schemes left vacant

Last week Shearman & Sterling became the first firm to cancel its spring vacation scheme for students. Further disappointment for aspiring lawyers followed as Slaughter and May (which offers 100 placements during its two vac schemes in the spring and summer at a rate of £450 per week) and White & Case (which pays vac […]

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Further litigation expected as Germany rules on controversial “cum-ex” schemes

The first cum-ex trial in Germany has reached a verdict despite ongoing pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with the verdict expected to pave the way for a flood of investigations into the controversial trading practice. The five-judge panel said cum-ex trading was a criminal offence, just a few hours after the public prosecutor, Anne […]

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BCLP sees revenue fall in first year as merged firm

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has seen a 2 per cent revenue decrease in its first full financial year as a merged firm. Combined revenue dropped from over $900m to $874m. Net cash balance stood at $86m, while profit per equity partner was around $833,000. The firm said, however, it recorded a revenue increase across […]

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