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Water (power) march! An overview of the new funding system for hydropower

By Felix Schneider, Philipp Strondl On September 16, 2020, the eagerly awaited draft of the federal law on the expansion of energy from renewable sources (Renewable Expansion Law –  EAG ) was submitted for assessment. Comments on this can only be submitted until October 28, 2020. The draft brings significant changes to the funding system for hydropower plants and is intended […]

Personal injury compensation claims – How to obtain an award appropriate to the financial implications of the injury

By Piero Mastrosimone Nobody can possibly tell when they may have the misfortune to have a serious or life-changing accident. Rarely does anyone plan their response to such an event. It goes without saying that any severe accident is devastating but an accident abroad can be overwhelming. The Association of British Insurers (ABI)  report 3,000 British […]

The ediscovery process from start to finish

Discovery, an all-too-familiar term for most legal professionals, is the litigation phase during which the parties dispute and exchange information and evidence relevant to the lawsuit. So that being said, what exactly is ediscovery? Electronic discovery, commonly known as ediscovery, is exchanging electronically stored information (ESI) during the discovery process. Discoverable ESI typically includes relevant […]

State of calamity and state of emergency

The state of emergency started in Portugal at 00.00 a.m. of 19 March, enacted through Decree of the President of the Republic no. 14-A/2020, of 18 March. Having been renewed twice through Decree no. 17-A/2020, of 2 April, and Decree no. 20-A/2020, of 17 April, the state of emergency was extended until 11:59 p.m. of […]



Brown Rudnick loses fourth partner in three months

Brown Rudnick’s head of international arbitration has become the fourth partner to leave the London office in the past few months. Arbitration lawyer Nick Tse is the partner exiting, with several other members having already left the US outfit’s London office in August. These include restructuring partners Ben Klinger and Henry Kikoyo, and Ravinder Thukral […]

EY Law sets out post-pandemic strategic expansion plan

The leadership of EY Law is in the midst of developing a strategy for the next three years, which will be largely inspired by changes brought about by the pandemic. Philip Goodstone, EY’s head of law for the UK and Ireland, has been working on the exercise alongside other firm leadership members. The firm will […]

Taylor Wessing targets Eversheds again for corporate tech lateral hire

Taylor Wessing has hired a second partner from Eversheds Sutherland, this time to add firepower to its corporate technology ranks. The firm has taken on partner Ian Moore, who will work with the firm’s corporate technology and private equity teams. He advises on M&A work spanning acquisitions, disposals and equity as well as debt financings in the […]

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Baker Botts exits mainland China with Beijing closure

Houston-headquartered Baker Botts is the latest to pull out of mainland China as the firm plans to close its Beijing office by December this year. Baker Botts leaves China’s capital city after 13 years. The firm opened its second Asia base in Beijing in 2007, when it highlighted the importance of Beijing in Chinese decision-making […]

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UK Litigation 50: The biggest disputes practice is…

The biggest disputes practice in the UK posted revenues of over £200m in 2019/20, according to research conducted by The Lawyer for the UK Litigation 50 report. The nation’s largest litigation firm for the second year running is Clyde & Co. The report, which measures revenues, market share, court activity and barrister instructions, reveals that Clyde & Co’s […]

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