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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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Former Lend Lease EMEA GC Gloyens re-emerges as a partner at Michelmores

Former Lend Lease EMEA general counsel Patrick Gloyens has joined Michelmores as a real estate partner.  Gloyens, who had been responsible for all Europe, Middle East and Africa legal affairs at construction giant Lend Lease, stepped down last year after six years in the role (23 July 2014). He was replaced by senior counsel Mark […]

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Shell global legal director warns firms: work with us on pricing

Royal Dutch Shell global legal director Donny Ching has put fee arrangements at the forefront of his next panel review, scheduled for April 2016. Over the last few years Shell has managed a robust approach to pricing, with the adoption of what it terms ‘appropriate fee arrangements’ (AFAs). The in-house team has made heavy use […]


Linklaters’ UK competition head Riedel joins Kirkland & Ellis

The trend for US firms to bring in some of UK firm’s top legal talent is continuing with the news that Kirkland & Ellis has hired the head of Linklaters’ UK competition practice Paula Riedel. Riedel has been at Linklaters since qualifying in 1996. She became a partner in 2003 and has been UK head […]

Schoenherr Bucharest wins two awards from business publication Ziarul Financiar

Schoenherr has picked up two awards from Romanian business publication Ziarul Financiar at the Lawyers’ Gala event organised by the daily financial newspaper in Bucharest on Wednesday evening. One of the awards was for Schoenherr’s role in advising on the main transaction in Romania’s banking (financial) services sector over the past 12 months, namely for having […]

Platow Recht Award won by Baker & McKenzie for Telefonica deal

Baker & McKenzie whas won the Platow Recht Award for the ’Best Legal Project 2014’, for its advice to Telefónica Deutschland in its acquisition of E-Plus. The jury honoured Baker & McKenzie for: “the performance of the antitrust lawyers involved, who managed to realise such a complex project within strict legal and regulatory limits achieving timely and […]

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