In court this week: Oil spills, transactions and Buzzfeed, with A&O, Dentons and CMS

This week, Leigh Day is bringing a claim on behalf of 15 Colombian claimants, who are seeking £127,500 in compensation for environmental damage they believe was caused by Amerisur Resources.

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By Jean-Martin Louw, Stephen Rosen Small businesses have been thrown a lifeline as a result of the judgement on 15 September 2020 in the business interruption insurance test case, where the High Court ruled that some insureds will be covered for losses caused by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. We outline what the test […]

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By Patrick Wheeler In July 2019 the Information Commissioners Office announced an intention to fine BA £183M for infringements of the GDPR. Around 400,000 users of the BA website had been diverted to a fraudulent site where the customers’ login, payment and travel details were harvested. The breach was not discovered until 2 months later. […]

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By Kathryn Burke, Tania Goodman As the furlough scheme draws to a close on 31 October 2020, employers need to look to the future and consider the new options available to support their businesses, as the pandemic continues with the introduction of new restrictions and no end in sight. Our list below outlines some of […]

A breach of international law in a very specific and limited way

By Professor Stefan Talmon Twenty Essex has a proud legacy advising on complex and sensitive public international law mandates. Our barristers include former members and officials of government foreign ministries, international organisations and international courts and tribunals. Professor Stefan Talmon has written an article providing a German perspective on the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill. He explains how […]

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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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