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Renewable Expansion Act (EAG)

Review draft published – a first overview! 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. As a contribution to the realization of the goals of the Paris Climate Protection Agreement 2015, the draft creates new framework conditions for the expansion of renewable energies in Austria. The present article gives an initial overview. Details will follow in focus articles and in our virtual series of events

Mandatory e-communication for companies seated in Croatia

The digitalisation of the Croatian court system is proceeding and e-communication is expanding. Snail mail and “paper” communication are on the verge of extinction. As of 1 September 2020, all legal entities will have to use e-communication with the court. All legal entities registered in the Croatian Commercial Register must submit information on their e-mail […]

Technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Summertime and the livin’ is easy Well, is it? This year we are collectively going through an exceptional summer: some countries are still struggling with very high COVID-19 infection rates. Life is not back to normal. Home office is still a fact for many of us. Group leisure activities are on hold or at least […]

CEE: Competition Monthly Bulletin – August 2020

Stay informed about the latest developments in competition law in Central and Eastern Europe with Schoenherr’s multi-jurisdictional newsletter. Each issue offers insight into developments in merger control, antitrust, and unfair competition in the region. Main takeawaysAntitrust: RPM infringement decisions in several countries, but notably, immunity from fine in one Austrian case. Uptick in abuse of […]

A new era of work: Teleworking in Montenegro

Working outside of the employer’s business premises deeply conflicts with the traditional concept of the working environment based on the worker’s physical presence in a determined workplace.

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Startup Series – II – Building Your Company

I. INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING COMPANY FOR STARTUPS In the first article of our startup series, we have mentioned crowdfunding, which is a contemporary and interesting topic, and dwelled on the conditions of using crowdfunding as an alternative financing source in your company. For the second article of our series, we want to turn our course back a little bit, to the period when your ideas and your startup are slowly maturing. One of the most important questions in mind during the initial period when there is no legal entity yet when there is just you and perhaps your partner, your opinion and effort are undoubtedly “Will we establish a company?”

Why now is the time for a first-class outsourced switchboard

Where others see obstacles, let us see opportunities. Now we are starting to move back into our offices, we’re all looking for ways to make improvements and savings. Especially with additional measures in place to receive staff and visitors. Here is how outsourcing your switchboard can greatly improve your front of house team. And ultimately, your firm’s operations.

Employers should prepare for long-term changes to the world of work

There are of course many negatives arising from the crisis presented by COVID-19. However, there could be real benefits for businesses and their staff if we take some of the opportunities that have been presented and do not just look to revert to the old ways of doing things.

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K&L Gates partner exits for investment company

K&L Gates has lost another longstanding City partner, this time to an in-house role. Corporate partner Stuart Borrie has joined Canadian investment management company Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) as associate general counsel. The company’s overall legal team is led by Rod Girard, who is based in Canada. Borrie joined K&L Gates in 2002, having […]

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HSF debuts legal ops secondment scheme

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has started to offer secondments within its recently-created global legal operations function, as it seeks to create a formal programme around the opportunity. The secondment is open to lawyers wanting to help clients dealing with their operational issues by assisting in-house lawyers as they embark on transformation and automation projects. The […]

No5 counsel act for the defence as couple face murder charges

By John Butterfield QC, Simon Hunka Two counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers are acting for the defence in a murder trial in which a couple are accused of killing a homeless woman so that they could claim her benefits. John Butterfield QC and Simon Hunka are acting for Kathleen Salmond, 40, of Farnhurst Road, Hodge Hill. […]

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