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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 […]


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Hardwicke Chambers targeted by burglars

Lincoln’s Inn set Hardwicke has been targeted by burglars with chambers calling police last week after a robbery It comes just a year after the set invested heavily in refurbishing chambers by installing conference facilities. The set reported the burglary to London’s Metropolitan Police at the end of last week. According to the police report […]

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Osborne Clarke raids former Belgian ally for Brussels launch

Osborne Clarke (OC) has completed the launch of its Brussels office, hiring a two-partner team from former Belgian ally De Wolf & Partners. The base opens today (3 June) and comes nearly a year after OC ended its European alliance last July on merging with its Spanish and Italian best friends (29 March 2012). At […]

Supreme Court Corner — Q2 2013

DLA Piper has released its quarter two (Q2) 2013 edition of Supreme Court Corner. The publication contains analysis of recent Supreme Court cases and decisions in the intellectual property and technology sectors… If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the DLA Piper […]


Treasury Counsel issue warning over MoJ legal aid cuts

The Government’s litigation advisors, the Treasury Counsel, have waded into the row over legal aid cuts and warned that changes to the judicial review (JR) system will leave public bodies unaccountable to the public. The open letter to the attorney general Dominic Grieve MP is signed by the more than 100 barristers who sit on […]

Lloyds advisers still in limbo over customer-pay panel review

Lloyds Banking Group has still not informed its external advisers about the timescale for its customer-pay panel review, after partners at law firms originally expected the process to kick off earlier this year. Partners are in a situation of confusion over the revamp, which they had originally thought was set to go ahead months ago […]

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