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Portugal: Rent updating coefficient to apply in 2022

Under article 24 of Law 6/2006 of 27 February, which approved the New Urban Renting Rules, and article 11(5) of Decree-Law 294/2009 of 13 October, which approved the New Rural Renting Rules, the National Statistics Institute is responsible for calculating the annual rent update coefficient applicable to urban and rural leases. This coefficient must then be published in a notice appearing in the official gazette, Diário da República, no later than 30 October of each year.

How will costs be treated in a no-fault divorce?

At the end of this month, court fees are increasing. The change is the result of a consultation led by the Ministry of Justice earlier in the year which considered whether court fees should be increased by inflation.

Limited network exemption under PSD2 – EBA consults on Draft Guidelines

In summer 2021 the European Banking Authority published Draft Guidelines on the limited network exemption under the Payment Service Directive 2 for consultation. The Draft Guidelines are meant to foster supervisory convergence amongst the EU’s national competent regulators.

Energy Innovators Roundtable series: Reshaping regulation to recognize the imperative for technological change

Whether they like it or not, energy regulators are the new gatekeepers of the technology shift that is needed to meet Canada’s carbon reduction goals. This will require significant and near-term changes to the construct under which Canada’s utilities have traditionally been regulated. Traditional regulation doesn’t incent utilities to retire technology simply because something better has come along. Should regulation transition from “used and useful” to “better”? Join Gowling WLG for the first 2021 roundtable in the Energy Innovators Roundtable series.

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Defence barristers denounce SRA’s “flawed” Baker McKenzie case

Closing submissions continued in the case brought by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) against Baker McKenzie and three former members of the firm. Today, Tom Cassels’ defence barrister claimed that Bakers had “sought to distance itself” from an investigation into the alleged misconduct of London office head Gary Senior. This allegation was made by Fountain […]

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Senior’s barrister criticises Bakers for “distancing” itself from former London MP

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s case against Baker McKenzie, two former partners and the firm’s ex-HR director neared its conclusion today as the parties provided closing submissions to the tribunal. Instructed by Bakers’ former managing partner Gary Senior, 39 Essex Street’s Greg Treverton-Jones QC criticised the firm as he denied all the allegations amounted against Senior. […]

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Bakers’ management failed to report Senior investigation, SDT hears

Baker McKenzie’s management committee “did not think” about reporting Gary Senior to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), it emerged in a tribunal hearing today. The SRA continued to question the firm’s former HR manager this morning, asking Martin Blackburn why the firm took almost a year to report its investigation into Bakers former London managing […]

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Bakers back in SDT as former HR director faces questioning

Following a five-month break, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) today continued to pursue its case against Baker McKenzie and three former members of the firm. At the end of 2019, Bakers former London managing partner Gary Senior, now-Linklaters partner Tom Cassels and the firm’s former HR director Martin Blackburn faced the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) […]

Penningtons Manches in talks to boost borrowing amid pandemic

In an attempt to stand up to the economic ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, Penningtons Manches Cooper is looking to extend its external credit facilities. A decision has officially been taken by the firm in regard to raising more capital, although The Lawyer understands it is still only in negotiations with its primary lender. The […]

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