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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 […]



G4S calls in Linklaters on potential SFO probe

Linklaters is advising G4S on a potential Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into the private security company. Government ministers today said they were considering calling in the SFO to investigate after the company and rival Serco overcharged the government by tens of millions for a range of services including electronic tagging contracts for offenders. Linklaters […]


Moves 15 July

Move of the week Brown Rudnick has added Tom Epps as a white-collar crime partner. He is formerly of Hickman and Rose , where he was a partner. He specialises in multi-jurisdictional fraud, corruption and cartel investig-ations, and has recently advised News Corp on various aspects of Operations Weeting and Elveden and is advising clients […]

Linklaters in Magna-nimous sponsorship move

News flash: lawyers have lives outside the law. They are normal people with, like, hobbies and stuff. “Pah! All we lawyers care for is helping our clients’ businesses,” we hear you retort. Well, how’s this for extra-curricular: longstanding Linklaters corporate partner Richard Godden is helping to bring the four surviving medieval copies of Magna Carta […]

DLA Piper advises Naylor Industries on Amco Plastics and Clough Mill acquisitions

DLA Piper’s corporate team has advised South Yorkshire manufacturing company Naylor Industries on two transactions: the acquisition of Amco Plastics by Naylor Drainage and Naylor Gardenware’s acquisition of Clough Mill. Amco Plastics is a manufacturer of plastic extrusions and flexible ducting supplying a range of sectors including the leisure, cable, flooring, DIY, mining and tunnelling […]

Shoosmiths partners attend opening of UK’s largest biorefinery

Shoosmiths — which advised Vivergo Fuels on the UK’s largest biorefinery — was among the guests invited to attend the official opening of the £350m plant. The law firm provided real estate, development, planning, construction, environmental, tax, employment, commercial agreement and litigation advice regarding the biorefinery, which is located near Hull. Partner Graham Bennett, who led the […]

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