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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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Burges Salmon has recorded a double-digit surge in revenue, as it nevertheless took cautious steps to protect its business at the start of the pandemic. Revenue went up 11 per cent from £94.6m to £104.9m, while net profit rose from £28.7m to £31.7m. However, average profit per equity partner (PEP) recorded a more muted increase […]

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UK and US firms drafted in on William Hill’s takeover offer

A raft of firms, including Slaughter and May and Linklaters, have been called up on William Hill’s talks with Caesars Entertainment on a potential £2.9bn takeover. In the UK, Slaughter and May and Linklaters are lined up for William Hill and Caesars. Slaughters corporate M&A partners Murray Cox and David Johnson are taking the lead […]

Charles Russell Speechlys ushers in new senior partner

The partnership at Charles Russell Speechlys has elected the firm’s next senior partner, as well as appointed a non-executive director to help define future strategies. The firm has elected partner Bart Peerless, who will take on the role from May 2021. He will succeed incumbent Christopher Page, who has served for two terms over eight […]

Stephenson Harwood changes tack on two-day-a-week office return

Stephenson Harwood is holding back on its plan to encourage staff to spend at least two days a week in the office following the latest change in the UK Government’s Covid-19 guidance. It was just last month that the firm set a date of early September for its “proper” return to its City office, as […]

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