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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 […]


Legal leaders welcome representatives in new PM’s cabinet

The appointments of Jack Straw as secretary of state for justice and Baroness Scotland QC as attorney general by Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been broadly welcomed by the legal profession. Geoffrey Vos QC, the chair of the Bar Council, believes that Straw will be able to resolve the “important outstanding issues” arising from the […]

Freshfields leads on latest German megadeal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer completed its second major German-based private equity deal in a week after advising Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and Permira on their EURO3.3bn (£2.2bn) sale of broadcasting group SBS. Germany’s biggest broadcaster, ProSiebenSat.1 Media, advised by Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, agreed to buy all the shares in SBS. Permira and KKR jointly […]

Mourant raids Guernsey rival following split

Jersey-headquartered Mourant du Feu & Jeune has bolstered its growing Guernsey office with the hire of equity partner John Lewis from local rival Collas Day following its split earlier this year. Lewis has been with Mourant for two weeks, bolstering the firm’s Guernsey office, which opened in January 2006, to three partners. Guernsey’s Collas Day […]

DLA Piper bags Camerons Warsaw partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Warsaw partner Michal Zieniewski is to join two former Squire Sanders & Dempsey partners at DLA Piper’s fledgling Warsaw office. •CMS Cameron McKenna Warsaw partner Michal Zieniewski is to join two former Squire Sanders & Dempsey partners at DLA Piper‘s fledgling Warsaw office. As reported by The Lawyer (18 June), Krzysztof Wiater […]

Freshfields continues Asian transfers to boost HK

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued to beef up its Asian operations through the transfer of partner Stuart Grider from London. Grider made partner in the London office in March this year when Freshfields announced the promotion of 22 partners and will now move to Hong Kong. The move is the latest in a series of […]

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