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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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Cooley boosts Brussels office with DLA lateral

Cooley has made its first lateral hire in Continental Europe since the opening of its Brussels office in 2019. The firm has taken on DLA Piper Brussels-based partner Patrick Van Eecke, who was global co-head of cybersecurity and data protection at the rival firm. He will complement Cooley’s Brussels practice, which focuses on competition and […]

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Clifford Chance scoops up more UK Government work with new £3m mandate

Clifford Chance has taken on its second Brexit-related mandate for the UK Government in a matter of months, this time striking a contract with a maximum value of £3m. The magic circle firm has won advisory work for the Department for International Trade, as the institutional body seeks to develop a new trade and investment […]

DLA Piper eyes full City comeback by end of 2020

DLA Piper is looking to have its entire London headcount back in the office by the end of the year, the latest step in its ambitious reopening plan. The firm, which reopened its UK offices on 6 July, now plans a step-up of the strategy to bring back more people. From September, it will allow […]

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