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European Court of Justice decision is no help for the expansion of renewables

The European Union is committed to the fight against climate change (European Green Deal). One of the pillars in this fight is the expansion of renewable energy sources. According to the current goals, the share of renewable energy sources within the Union should increase to 32% by 2030. In practice, however, the expansion of renewable energy is increasingly being slowed down by the interpretation of EU nature conservation regulations by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Also, the latest decision of the ECJ is no “boost” for renewables.

Focus on COP26: Jargon Buster

It is only seven months until the eyes of the world fall on Glasgow as it hosts COP26. The conference comes with some terminology which might be unfamiliar. This article is designed to bring you quickly up to speed with the words and phrases you’ll be hearing a lot about in the coming months.

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Pinsents unveils 19-strong partner promotions round

Pinsent Masons has made the majority of its partner promotions across the UK, with no new appointments across mainland Europe. The bulk have been appointed in London (seven) followed then by Birmingham and Edinburgh with two apiece. The firm’s offices in Continental Europe have missed out on new partners altogether. Head of the firm’s professional […]

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Dechert and Squires at helm of €2bn fintech sale

A number of US firms have secured roles on the sale of fintech company Itiviti to Broadridge Financial Solutions for €2.14bn. Dechert led for Itiviti’s owners Nordic Capital, with a team steered by London corporate partners Ross Allardice and Mark Evans, along with senior associate Tony Brown. Itiviti, a capital markets product used by banks […]

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Reed Smith gauges opinion ahead of potential London move

Reed Smith has kicked off a series of initiatives to figure out an approach to its real estate footprint, as talks around the future of its London HQ get underway. Early this year, the firm sent out a detailed survey to examine the ideal office environment its staff wish to see in the future. The […]

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