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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 […]

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Seven firms land roles on Co-op new restructured panel

Fieldfisher and Squire Patton Boggs have won roles on the Co-operative Group’s restructured legal panel, joining incumbent firm Allen & Overy and a line-up of reappointed firms. Addleshaw Goddard, Pinsent Masons, Hill Dickinson, Brodies and southeast firm Paris Smith, have all preserved their panel seats for a further three-year term. In the Co-op Group’s first review […]

New Counsel arrival as Ogier launches insurance and private wealth services in Luxembourg

Ogier has launched a new range of legal services in Insurance and Private Wealth into the Luxembourg market, led by Eva Gyori-Toursel who has joined Ogier as Counsel. Under Eva, Ogier’s Luxembourg office will expand its established investment funds, corporate and finance services. Providing independent legal and regulatory insurance expertise in Luxembourg, Ogier’s new offering […]

Conyers advises B & S International Holdings in connection with its HK$100m IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands legal advice to B & S International Holdings Ltd. (the “Company”) in connection with its HK$100m initial public offering (“IPO”) of 100,000,000 Shares on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (Stock code: 1705). B & S International Holdings Ltd. is […]

The 60 second interview: Credit Suisse EMEA head Jason Edel

Credit Suisse Asset Management EMEA head of legal Jason Edel talks to The Lawyer about the essential non-legal skills general counsel need to possess and their unique position to advise on commercial strategy ahead of his session at the In-House Financial Services conference. How has the role of general counsel transformed within the last 5 […]

Conyers advises China Xinhua Education Group on HK$1.476m IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands legal advice to China Xinhua Education Group Limited (the “Company”) in connection with its HK$1.476 million initial public offering of 400,000,000 Shares on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (Stock code: 2779) China Xinhua Education Group Limited provides higher education […]

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