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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.


Conyers advises BOSC International on US$500m bond issue

Conyers Dill and Pearman provided BVI legal advice to BOSC International (BVI) Limited (“BOSC”) in connection with the issuance of US$500 million 3.125% credit enhanced bonds due 2021, with the benefit of a keepwell deed provided by Bank of Shanghai Co., Ltd. and an irrevocable standby letter of credit dated 18 January, 2018, issued by […]

Charlie Tee, Withers, tax, high-net-worth, Hot 100

Tee, Charlie – Withers

Last year Charlie Tee successfully advised a former UK non-dom individual on obtaining the first resident non-dom status in Italy. It demonstrated the private client and tax partner’s expertise in the UK non-domicile tax area. The successful application came shortly after Italy introduced a new, favourable tax regime for non-domiciled residents in 2017. It provides […]

Kiran Bhogal Hill Dickinson

Bhogal, Kiran – Hill Dickinson

After arriving from Weightmans in January 2016, Kiran Bhogal was given the remit of creating a health practice of note within Hill Dickinson. Two years on from her arrival, she is doing just that. A steady 2016 became an excellent 2017 involving a landmark case taken to the Supreme Court, N v ACCG, and chairing […]

Jens Bertelsen BP

Bertelsen, Jens – BP

Jens Bertelsen is a BP veteran of nearly three decades. His knowledge of the in-house legal function at the FTSE 100 oil giant is unparalleled. He drew on this when he took responsibility for rejigging the company’s 18-strong legal panel last year. Through a combination of fixed-fee arrangements, ‘mini-tenders’ and declining costs from events such […]

Darren Roiser, King & Wood Mallesons, litigation, Hot 100

Roiser, Darren – King & Wood Mallesons

It was King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) litigation partner Darren Roiser who came up with idea of a ‘hardship fund’ for those hardest hit by the collapse of the European in January 2017. As a result, people on sick or maternity leave, or in relatively low paid roles, received financial support. Roiser had been promoted […]

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