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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.


Presentation skills for lawyers: how to enhance your gravitas

How fast do you talk – are you a motor mouth or do you supply your words in measured mouthfuls? The chances are that you, like most of us, are a mixture of both depending on where you are, what you’re doing and who you’re talking to. Nevertheless, how fast you speak can have a […]


Clifford Chance reveals slow shift in gender pay gap figures

Clifford Chance is slowly narrowing down its gender pay gap, its most recent disclosures show, but data reveals wider disparities around sexual identity, ethnicity and disability metrics. Generally, its numbers have improved by almost 3 per cent since 2018, the first year it disclosed them. A more significant improvement pertained to bonuses, where the gap […]


Taylor Wessing recruits from Greenberg in second team hire of 2021

Taylor Wessing has brought in a real estate team from Greenberg Traurig, just months after the arrival of an 11-strong private wealth group from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. In March, the firm will beef up the structured component of its real estate sector group with the hire of a four-lawyer team led by partner Michael […]

MoFo commences UK redundancy process

Morrison & Foerster is undertaking a redundancy consultation, in which it expects to cut 4 per cent of its US staff along with a number of roles in the UK. The US firm said that 38 non-lawyer roles are affected by the review in the US and the UK. Of those affected, it added that […]

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