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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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Essex Court loses QC just days after China sanctions

Essex Court Chambers is facing its first high-profile departure since it was hit by sanctions from China last week, with one of its silks leaving to join 7 Bedford Row (7BR). Jern-Fei Ng QC, who was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2018 aged just 38, confirmed his departure on Sunday after an 18-year stint at Essex […]

Pinsents unveils 19-strong partner promotions round

Pinsent Masons has made the majority of its partner promotions across the UK, with no new appointments across mainland Europe. The bulk have been appointed in London (seven) followed then by Birmingham and Edinburgh with two apiece. The firm’s offices in Continental Europe have missed out on new partners altogether. Head of the firm’s professional […]

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Dechert and Squires at helm of €2bn fintech sale

A number of US firms have secured roles on the sale of fintech company Itiviti to Broadridge Financial Solutions for €2.14bn. Dechert led for Itiviti’s owners Nordic Capital, with a team steered by London corporate partners Ross Allardice and Mark Evans, along with senior associate Tony Brown. Itiviti, a capital markets product used by banks […]

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Reed Smith gauges opinion ahead of potential London move

Reed Smith has kicked off a series of initiatives to figure out an approach to its real estate footprint, as talks around the future of its London HQ get underway. Early this year, the firm sent out a detailed survey to examine the ideal office environment its staff wish to see in the future. The […]

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