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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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Tax planning backfired?

The bitter marital split of aviation tycoon Clive Joy has highlighted the issue the role tax efficient offshore trusts can play in lengthy High Court divorces. Recently aviation tycoon Clive Joy hit the headlines, but not for his expertise in aerospace issues. It was because in the course of a bitter divorce Joy has been accused […]

Linklaters

Linklaters reshuffles international board with Band and Comiskey winning places

Linklaters has rejigged its 16-strong international board after litigator Greg Reid and corporate partner Tom Shropshire confirmed they would not stand for second terms. Both lawyers announced they would not be standing for the roles again at a partner meeting on Saturday (5 April 2013) with litigator Christa Band and corporate partner Aedamar Comiskey taking […]

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A&O, Ropes and Latham advise on Altice’s €17bn acquisition of SFR

Allen & Overy, Ropes & Gray and Latham & Watkins have scored instructions on Altice’s acquisition of France’s second-biggest telecom operator SFR. Having been engaged in a month-long bidding war with rival Bouygues, cable and mobile services provider Altice finally received the nod from Vivendi to acquire SFR, marking the biggest leveraged finance deal since […]

Eversheds International opens branch offices in Berlin, Casablanca and Tangier

Eversheds International has opened a new branch office in Berlin. Initially, the office will comprise approximately 10 lawyers who will cover all areas of commercial law. In the middle of the year, it will be extended by a notary’s office. In addition, Eversheds has reinforced Gateways to Africa with another branded office in Morocco. The […]

A hire plain for US firms in London

There are hires, and there are hires. The latter, also known as a ‘big hire’, is the group into which the poaching of Goldman Sachs restructuring star Andrew Wilkinson by Weil Gotshal & Manges squarely falls. Wilkinson, the man who launched spectacularly Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s London office in 1997, will join Weil at the […]

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