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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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Linklaters diversity faculty

Linklaters unveils consultancy-style diversity offering for clients

Linklaters has set up an offering for clients wishing to obtain more guidance on diversity issues, such as the implementation of corporate strategies and training for boards. The initiative, which is being called the Diversity Faculty, is being run on the legal side by employment counsel Simon Kerr-Davis and practice development lawyer Laurie Ollivent, while […]

Lawyer launches stop-and-search app to monitor police interactions

A criminal law firm has launched a “game-changing” stop and search app, that lets users record and store interactions with the police and automatically uploads it onto a remote server. The Legal Lifelines app lets users record footage of their interactions with police when stopped and searched at the press of a button. The videos […]

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Osborne Clarke among firms to pay back Government furlough money

A number of the UK’s largest law firms have started to repay UK Government money that was used to put some of their headcount on furlough. Osborne Clarke, Herbert Smith Freehills, Charles Russell Speechlys and Bevan Brittan have all confirmed that they have already repaid the funds obtained from the Government. Osborne Clarke had placed […]

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