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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 […]


Leed Petroleum AIM float goes way of Memery Crystal, K&L Gates

Memery Crystal, K&L Gates” />Memery Crystal and K&L Gates have played key roles advising on the AIM flotation of oil and gas company Leed Petroleum. K&L Gates corporate partner Owen Waft led the team acting for Leed Petroleum, a UK upstream oil exploration and production company focused on the Gulf of Mexico. Memery Crystal corporate […]

Swiss court refuses Russian bid for Yukos assets

The lawyers for beleaguered Russian oil company Yukos were given a boon yesterday by Switzerland’s highest court, which denied a request by the Russian Federation to access key bank documents. In a press conference today, Yukos’ litigator Bob Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Peroff claimed the decision by the federal court was one that considered “the […]

Orrick boosts Korea group with Debevoise hire

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has strengthened its Korea group through the appointment of Debevoise & Plimpton international counsel and Korean law specialist Mark Lee. Lee, a US-qualified lawyer, has joined Orrick as partner. His brief is to provide on-the-ground US capital markets capability to assist with Orrick’s growing Asian M&A and private equity offerings. He […]

Rational security

With new legislation, the US government hopes to make foreign investment more easily accessible and accountable – something it considers to be important for a safer and more prosperous future. By David Marchick and David Fagan On 26 July US President George Bush signed into law the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007, […]

Tube Lines starts search to replace departed GC

Underground maintenance company Tube Lines is on the hunt for a new general counsel after previous legal head Nicola Geoghegan moved back to Australia. Geoghegan’s move comes as Tube Lines is expected to enter the bidding for a PPP contract originally taken on by rival maintenance company Metronet, which went into administration this month. The […]

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