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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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Slaughter and May and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have taken the lead on the Issa brothers’ and TDR Capital’s landmark £6.8bn takeover of Asda. TDR Capital teamed up with billionaire petrol station tycoons Mohsin and Zuber Issa to seal the deal for the grocer, beating off bidders that included Apollo Global Management. It […]

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Morgan Lewis promotes City duo in 25-strong round

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has made up two lawyers to partner in London, the only promotions being made by the firm outside the US. Jayne McGlynn joins the City’s corporate group having joined in 2012 from collapsed firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. She started out her career at Slaughter and May, Neil McKnight meanwhile has been […]

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Fieldfisher is latest firm to kickstart consultation process

Fieldfisher is the latest firm to carry out a consultation process among its staff, following the likes of Watson Farley & Williams, DWF and Ince. The firm is understood to be cutting roles across its secretarial functions, though it is not clear how many positions will be affected. A spokesperson for the firm said in […]

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