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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.

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FIFA World Cup finalises panel ahead of Qatar 2022

A new panel of legal advisers has been appointed to assist in the organisation of the FIFA World Cup, due to be held in Qatar in 2022. For the first football World Cup ever to be held in an Arab country, the governing body will rely on a roster of five firms, following a process […]

Financials 2019/20: Trowers loses PEP momentum with 12 per cent drop

Trowers & Hamlins average profit per equity partner (PEP) fell 12 per cent over 2019/20 while revenue inched up by 1 per cent. Revenue at the 375-lawyer firm bumped up 1 per cent, from £105.2m to £106.2m, after Trowers hit the £100m mark over 2017/18. Having reached its highest ever PEP figure over 2018/19 – […]

Hong Kong

WFW bets on Hong Kong growth with leadership relocation

Watson Farley & Williams’ co-managing partner Chris Lowe is to relocate to Hong Kong this month, to take advantage of opportunities arising out of the region. Lowe first took on management duties at the end of 2013 when he replaced Michael Greville along with fellow co-head Lothar Wegener, based in London. The firm’s former maritime […]

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