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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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Olswang: trouble at the top as management shakeup continues

Olswang may have ended its search for a new CEO with the appointment of IP head Paul Stevens, but changes in senior management continue at the firm with the imminent departure of general counsel Simon Callander. Stevens was appointed to his new role after a seven-month search for a CEO to replace David Stewart (14 […]

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Eversheds brings Germany into LLP fold with full merger

Eversheds has merged with its German arm, Heisse Kursawe Eversheds, over a year after first mooting a full tie-up between Germany and the UK-headquartered LLP. Heisse Kursawe will now trade as Eversheds Deutschland LLP. It was previously part of Eversheds International, the grouping of international offices which are not financially-integrated with the LLP. The firms […]

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