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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 […]


S Chevlan of No5 Chambers establishes guidelines for officials questioning LGBTI

S Chelvan of No5 Chambers has established some guidelines named ‘DSSH — Difference, Stigma, Shame, Harm’, which are designed to ensure immigration officials ask the right questions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. As with all LGBTI asylum cases, the biggest issue that asylum seekers face is proving their sexual or gender identity to […]

Egorov Puginsky

Awards: Riders on the Eurostorm

Russia dominates accolades of firms that have stayed strong and imaginative It has become apparent over the past few years just how competitive a market Europe now is for law firms. Independents jostle for position with top players from the UK, US and now even Asia in an economic climate that continues to be volatile. […]

The Hague

Allen & Overy, Quinn Emanuel and Jones Day join disputes body Prime Finance

Financial services dispute resolution body Prime Finance has recruited another 16 senior lawyers for its panel of experts, bringing the number on the list to more than 100. The new recruits include Allen & Overy’s (A&O) co-head of global capital markets, David Benton, New York-based Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan partner Peter Calamari, Jones Day’s […]

What does it take to set up shop in Saudi?

Baker & McKenzie did it first in 1981. Since then a further 21 international firms have set up shop in Saudi Arabia, the most recent being King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin, which announced plans to open there in December. Clifford Chance broke the mould when it set up a professional partnership with its longstanding […]

Kim Koopersmith

Akin Gump revenue up 7 per cent as PEP grows by a fifth

Akin Gump has posted a 7 per cent rise in turnover for the 2013 year, with revenue growing from $775m to $828m. Net income rose by 18 per cent from $268m to $315m while average profit per equity partner grew by 19 per cent from $1.5m to $1.8m. Revenue per lawyer at the US firm […]

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