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Portugal: Rent updating coefficient to apply in 2022

Under article 24 of Law 6/2006 of 27 February, which approved the New Urban Renting Rules, and article 11(5) of Decree-Law 294/2009 of 13 October, which approved the New Rural Renting Rules, the National Statistics Institute is responsible for calculating the annual rent update coefficient applicable to urban and rural leases. This coefficient must then be published in a notice appearing in the official gazette, Diário da República, no later than 30 October of each year.

How will costs be treated in a no-fault divorce?

At the end of this month, court fees are increasing. The change is the result of a consultation led by the Ministry of Justice earlier in the year which considered whether court fees should be increased by inflation.

Limited network exemption under PSD2 – EBA consults on Draft Guidelines

In summer 2021 the European Banking Authority published Draft Guidelines on the limited network exemption under the Payment Service Directive 2 for consultation. The Draft Guidelines are meant to foster supervisory convergence amongst the EU’s national competent regulators.

Energy Innovators Roundtable series: Reshaping regulation to recognize the imperative for technological change

Whether they like it or not, energy regulators are the new gatekeepers of the technology shift that is needed to meet Canada’s carbon reduction goals. This will require significant and near-term changes to the construct under which Canada’s utilities have traditionally been regulated. Traditional regulation doesn’t incent utilities to retire technology simply because something better has come along. Should regulation transition from “used and useful” to “better”? Join Gowling WLG for the first 2021 roundtable in the Energy Innovators Roundtable series.



Latin America: Beyond Brazil

There’s more to Latin America than Brazil for ambitious law firms these days, with the Andean nations looking particularly promising In terms of lands of opportunity everyone has been looking towards Latin America for some time, but it’s not all about Brazil anymore. Across the Andes there are opportunities in other nations too, such as […]


Facebook finds successor for GC role as Ted Ullyot departs

Social networking giant Facebook has named deputy general counsel Colin Stretch as vice president and general counsel, taking over from former legal boss Ted Ullyot. Stretch will take up the role from July 5 after Ullyot, an ex-Kirkland and Ellis partner who worked in the White House until 2005 and became Facebook’s first general counsel […]


Lacking Middle Eastern promise

A tough Middle East market means setting up an outpost there requires an alternative approach Trust Dewey & LeBoeuf to road-test a Kuwaiti association firm on a rival’s behalf. The defunct firm, while still alive and kicking, had a go at a tie-up with local lawyer Jamal Ahmed Al-Shehab in 2011 following a suggestion from […]

Walker Morris advises Cott Developments on Calypso Soft Drinks acquisition

Food and drink lawyers from Walker Morris have advised Cott Developments Ltd on its acquisition of Calypso Drinks and Mr Freeze — together, Calypso Soft Drinks. The Walker Morris team was led by Richard Naish, corporate partner and head of the food and drink team. It included: Dina Saleh, Josh Kitson and Amy Au (corporate); […]

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