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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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22 per cent ceiling: could quotas boost female partner numbers?

Research for The Lawyer’s first-ever Diversity Audit has revealed that the proportion of partners at the UK’s top 100 firms who are women has stayed static at 22 per cent in the last five years, despite the introduction of aspirational targets by many firms. Of the 16,183 full-time equivalent partners at the top 100 firms […]

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The Lawyer names legal diversity champions as part of first Diversity Audit

CMS, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and Pinsent Masons have been named as Diversity Champions in The Lawyer’s first-ever Diversity Audit, which is published today as the latest in the UK200 series of reports. The five have been recognised for not only driving the diversity agenda within their organisations but for taking the lead […]

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