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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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Top 10 stories: 3-9 October 2014

Our 10 biggest stories last week included flexible working, shock resignations and the collapse of Tods Murray. The way lawyers work affects everyone within the profession, and so the news that Mishcon de Reya is implementing three-day weeks and “unlimited” holidays drew in the readers and the comments last week. Opinion was divided over whether […]

DLA Piper’s Victoria Lee is named to The Recorder’s Women Leaders in Tech Law list

DLA Piper has announced that Victoria Lee, a partner in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, has been named to The Recorder’s list of Women Leaders in Tech Law for the second consecutive year. The Recorder recognised 50 women lawyers who are leaders on major cases and deals, within their organisations and as mentors for other women. Highlighted by the […]

DLA Piper represents lululemon in acquisition of 14 per cent stake by Advent

DLA Piper has represented lululemon athletica, a company that creates yoga-inspired athletic apparel, in connection with a transaction through which Advent International, a global private equity company, acquired a 14 per cent stake in lululemon from Chip Wilson, the company’s founder, for $845m (£526m). Under the terms of the support agreement between lululemon, Advent and […]

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The irony of real estate

Just two weeks to go until The Lawyer Management (TLM) conference and awards on 22 October and here’s some news for those planning to attend the evening’s festivities – comedian Ed Byrne can now be revealed as the host. Cue a collective ‘yay”. One of Byrne’s most famous routines is his ripping apart of Alanis […]

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