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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.



Sitting on defence

Whatever happened to the BAE-EADS deal, the lawyers were going to be okay The mooted merger of UK defence group BAE Systems and EADS, the Continental aerospace company, crash-landed last week after the companies failed to convince politicians the deal was in the interests of France, Germany, the UK and the US. But it was […]

David Bickerton

CC, Linklaters and Mills & Reeve lead on Cambridge University bond issue

Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Mills & Reeve have advised on a bond issue by the University of Cambridge, the second in a recent spate of attempts by UK higher-educational institutions to tap the capital markets. The 800-year-old university has opened up the 40-year, £350m bond to investors after Moody’s last week granted the corporation an […]

Moves: 15 October 2012

Morrison & Foerster has boosted its Tokyo practice with a number of finance hires from the Toyko office of US firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Move of the Week The firm has hired Japanese real estate finance partner Masahiro Shiga, who led the Japan real estate practice while at Skadden’s Tokyo office, in […]

Over simplistic to think employees will sign rights away

Collyer Bristow employment partner Tania Goodman questions the political motivation behind the Conservative’s ‘rights for shares’ proposals Staff recruited from 6 April 2012 do not have the right to bring an unfair dismissal claim until they have been employed for two continuous years, which allows the employer a long time to assess their suitability and […]

Bryan Hughes

Eversheds hands second term to CEO Hughes

Eversheds has re-elected chief executive officer Bryan Hughes to a second successive term. Hughes was reappointed following an uncontested partnership election. He will hold the role until May 2017. The firm first elected Hughes to the chief executive role in September 2008 (11 September 2008), replacing David Gray. Earlier this year Hughes unveiled a ‘2020’ […]

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