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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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Hausfeld staff told they can work remotely until Easter 2021

After previously offering staff the chance to work remotely up to five days a week until 31 December 2020, Hausfeld has now formally extended its policy until mid-next year. Understood to be the first City firm to increase its timeframe until Easter 2021, the litigation specialist confirmed to The Lawyer that its offer of full-time remote […]

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City lawyer makes the cut in Covington promotions

Covington & Burling has kickstarted US promotions season, with one lawyer being given the nod in the firm’s London office. All but two of the promotions are in the US, with the other new European member based in Brussels. The firm has added partners across New York, Palo Alto and Washington DC. Jane Pinho made […]

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Weightmans brings back more furloughed employees as scheme nears end

Weightmans will have returned three-quarters of its employees from furlough at the beginning of October, as the deadline for the coronavirus job retention scheme approaches. The firm originally furloughed 137 fee-earners, including those on a rotation, and 189 non fee earners. Weightmans has since been gradually bringing back employees; in June, the firm returned 30 […]

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Ince to launch consulting venture in Abu Dhabi

The Ince Group is expanding its consulting business in the Middle East with the opening of a new office. The listed firm is debuting a consultancy in Abu Dhabi, complementing an existing legal outpost in Dubai. It marks the second consulting opening after a similar launch in Hamburg in 2016. Working alongside Ince’s partners, the […]

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