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European Court of Justice decision is no help for the expansion of renewables

The European Union is committed to the fight against climate change (European Green Deal). One of the pillars in this fight is the expansion of renewable energy sources. According to the current goals, the share of renewable energy sources within the Union should increase to 32% by 2030. In practice, however, the expansion of renewable energy is increasingly being slowed down by the interpretation of EU nature conservation regulations by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Also, the latest decision of the ECJ is no “boost” for renewables.

Focus on COP26: Jargon Buster

It is only seven months until the eyes of the world fall on Glasgow as it hosts COP26. The conference comes with some terminology which might be unfamiliar. This article is designed to bring you quickly up to speed with the words and phrases you’ll be hearing a lot about in the coming months.

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Ashurst adds to executive team with Clifford Chance hire

Ashurst has brought in a senior business development head from Clifford Chance, who will take a seat on the firm’s executive board to drive further expansion. The firm has taken on London-based Laura Nicholls, who will become the firm’s global chief business development officer based in London. Reporting into managing partner Paul Jenkins, Nicholls will […]

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City firms lead as Deliveroo targets £8.8bn valuation

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Latham & Watkins have been leading on the bumper listing of Deliveroo, which yesterday said it was targeting a valuation of up to £8.8bn. The magic circle firm bagged a new instruction from the takeaway giant for its listing, with partners Mark Austin and Doug Smith taking the lead. Proskauer Rose […]

Women and the Pandemic: “Covid-19 has made us tighter as a team”

I remember that day in March 2020 very clearly. The day Boris Johnson announced we should all work from home with immediate effect. I was sitting with my colleagues in our office in Leeds and I think we all realised then that something strange and quite scary was unfolding outside although we couldn’t really articulate […]

Dentons

Dentons pulls plug on short-lived risk consultancy business

Dentons’ specialist risk advisory business, headed by an-ex Norton Rose Fulbright duo, was closed months after launch, recent LLP accounts have revealed. In August 2019, the firm had established a risk consulting business outside of the firm’s UK and Middle East LLP. Dentons Risk Consulting was spearheaded by managing directors John Davison and Christian Blackwell, who […]

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