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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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Eleven firms secure places on WeWork’s inaugural EMEA panel

Firms including Addleshaw Goddard, CMS and Hogan Lovells are among those to have won spots on WeWork’s first panel for the EMEA region. The firms are Addleshaw Goddard, BCLP, Bird & Bird, CMS, DLA Piper, Eversheds Sutherland, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells, McCann Fitzgerald, Shoosmiths and Simmons and Simmons The workspace giant kicked off its […]

Skadden and Simpson Thacher advise on WeWork float

US firms Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett will take on the legal duties as co-working space company WeWork has filed a prospectus laying out plans for its much-anticipated IPO, becoming the latest startup eyeing a public listing. The filing sees the company valued at $47bn, with plans to raise […]

WeWork to carry out inaugural panel review in Europe

WeWork is to launch its first formal panel review across Europe this year, after the arrival of its new general counsel Sarah Nelson Smith at the end of 2018. The workspace giant hired Nelson Smith from KFC over the summer, who is gearing up to review the company’s current legal arrangements in the first half […]

WeWork appoints new global GC as former chief steps down

WeWork continues to rejuvenate its legal team, appointing a new global general counsel just a month after it took on Sarah Nelson Smith as its first ever European GC. The collaborative workspace giant has found its new GC within its in-house team, picking Jared DeMatteis for the role. DeMatteis has been with WeWork since February 2015, where […]

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City quartet secure £4bn pension deal for Asda

Slaughter and May, Allen & Overy, Addleshaw Goddard and Travers Smith have acted in Walmart and Asda’s offloading of nearly £4bn worth of pension liabilities, as the supermarket seeks to clear the path for a stock market flotation. The deal is the joint second-largest buy-in on record, after British Airways last year. The deal has […]

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