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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 […]


Germany managing partner re-elected at Baker & McKenzie

 Dr Constanze Ulmer-Eilfort has been re-elected managing partner for Baker & McKenzie Germany and Austria  Ulmer-Eilfort specializes in IP Law and Media Law and advises clients in the Life Sciences and Media industries. The mother of three children joined Baker & McKenzie in 1994, becoming partner in 1998. She began her career at Baker & McKenzie in […]

Baker & McKenzie advises Bang & Olufsen on sale of operations to Emerald Group

Baker & McKenzie has advised Bang & Olufsen on the sale of its Australia and New Zealand operations to Emerald Group Investments. Bang & Olufsen is a luxury Danish consumer electronics company that designs and manufactures audio products, television sets and telephones. The Baker & McKenzie team was led by Sydney partner Ben McLaughlin and […]

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers welcomes David Lawson

 David Lawson has joined Serjeants’ Inn Chambers this month. Lawson has an established practice in education law, local government, public law and human rights and the Court of Protection.  Recent work has included judicial reviews of local authorities, universities, discrimination claims, advising on school regulation and appeals concerning Education, Health and Care Plans.

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