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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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Monzo loses second senior in-houser this year

Digital bank Monzo’s head of legal is leaving the company, months after the exit of its chief legal officer Dean Nash. James Sullivan is leaving the app after more than one year, having first joined in March 2019 to support the company’s expansion plans for the coming years. Sullivan will become chief legal officer at […]

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Slaughters and Skadden lead on £6.8bn Asda takeover

Slaughter and May and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have taken the lead on the Issa brothers’ and TDR Capital’s landmark £6.8bn takeover of Asda. TDR Capital teamed up with billionaire petrol station tycoons Mohsin and Zuber Issa to seal the deal for the grocer, beating off bidders that included Apollo Global Management. It […]

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The Lawyer Awards: the 2020 shortlist

The Lawyer Awards is going virtual for 2020! The ceremony, in association with Travelers, will take place online on the afternoon of 3 November. Visit the awards website to register. Who is in the running for the coveted awards in 2020? The full shortlist is below… Barrister of the year Allison Clare, Red Lion Chambers […]

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DAC Beachcroft hires K&L Gates litigation partner

K&L Gates has lost its second partner in a month, this time to DAC Beachcroft. Litigation and arbitration partner Clarissa Coleman is leaving the London office of K&L Gates after almost four years. She was previously a litigation partner at Addleshaw Goddard for more than five years from 2011 to 2017. Within the complex commercial […]

DACB strikes at BLM again for insurance team hire

DAC Beachcroft has targeted BLM for an insurance team hire again, this time in Belfast. The firm has taken on five BLM insurance partners, made up of Peter Campbell, Fintan Canavan, Alison Cassidy, Paul MacAllister and Aine Tyrrell, nearly a year after striking at the firm in Scotland. DACB launched in Northern Ireland in July […]

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