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Walk before you run creating foundations for tech to deliver

By Craig McKeown, Jason McQuillen Even the most costly and sophisticated legal technology doesn’t offer a magic solution it needs good data, professional judgement and organisational buy-in to deliver. From chatbots to contract life cycle management, technology can take a lot of the grunt work out of legal practice, enabling you to focus more of […]

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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 […]


Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners wins at the 2018 Legalcommunity Energy Awards

The international law firm Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners received two accolades last night during the 2018 Legalcommunity Energy Awards held in Milan: “Professional of the Year Project finance” awarded to Ottaviano Sanseverino and a “Special Jury prize” awarded to Francesco Puntillo. In awarding these prizes, the jury – which included general counsel – […]

Sofia Ribeiro Branco takes part on Portuguese Bar Association Workgroup

Sofia Ribeiro Branco, Litigation & Arbitration practice partner, takes part in the Workgroup Misdemeanours Reform, created by the Portuguese Bar Association Legal Policy Office. This Workgroup aims to “monitor and participate in the discussions on the Misdemeanours Reform, recommending legal adjustments to the cabinet, that can lead them to the President of the Portuguese Bar […]

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The Top 20 cases of 2018

Public interest cases take centre stage this year, with Uber and the NHS among those to have their day in court. Meanwhile, rows over Harvey Weinstein and Brexit wait in the wings

Lo♥︎ing legal life: Is your career held back by your childhood?

This week, Systemic Coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister and NLP Master Practitioner James Pereira QC discuss how family upbringing can manifest in behavior at work that limits professional performance and the realisation of full potential. Look in the mirror when you get ready for work in the morning. Who do you see? A familiar face, […]

Head of dispute resolution to co-chair international trusts in litigation event in Iceland

Ogier’s head of dispute resolution for Caribbean and Asia Rachael Reynolds is chairing the two-day Trusts in Litigation conference in Reykjavik over the next two days. Rachael – who specialises in contentious trusts matters – will be co-chairing morning and afternoon sessions at the event, which is organised by Contra, the network for Contentious Trusts […]

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