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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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Bakers appoints three City partners to global roles

Baker McKenzie has rejigged its practice and industry group leadership, with three new appointments in London. Two City partners – Matthew Dening and Helen Bradley – have been appointed as global chairs of banking and finance and capital markets, respectively. Dening replaces Michael Foundethakis, who is based in Paris and Bradley replaces Koen Vanhaerents in […]

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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 hearing, day 10: Former partner questioned over decision to keep GC in the dark

Baker McKenzie partners, tasked with leading the investigation into misconduct allegations against former City boss Gary Senior, did not report the incident to the firm’s general counsel, it emerged in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today. On Day 10 of proceedings looking into the alleged harassment carried out by Senior, it was Peter Strivens’ turn to […]

Bakers hearing, day 9: Internal wrangles revealed over Senior’s pay

Baker McKenzie’s former HR director was asked to use his influence with the partnership committee to make sure Gary Senior’s remuneration in 2012 was not “over enthusiastic”, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard today. Questioning Linklaters litigator and former Bakers partner Tom Cassels, the barrister for HR boss Martin Blackburn asked how much influence Blackburn had […]

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US Top 50: Revenue tops $6bn for first time

Revenues generated by the 50 largest US law firms in the UK rose by 6.1 per cent in 2019, The Lawyer can exclusively reveal. Last year this group added a combined total fee income of $345.8m, taking the total from $5.678bn to turnover of just over $6bn. While impressive, this growth rate is less than […]

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