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Catarina Brito Ferreira

New rules for obtaining electricity generation permits when request capacity exceeds grid capacity

Energy & Natural Resources - Portugal
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

The 2018 state budget amended Article 33-F of Decree-Law 172/2006, which establishes the criteria that applicants must fulfil to generate electricity via renewable and non-renewable endogenous resources on a market basis in order for the licensing authority to grant a generation licence or accept a prior notification.

Scott D Stein

Department of Justice pursues private equity firm for portfolio company False Claims Act violations

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed a complaint in intervention against a compounding pharmacy, alleging that it had violated the False Claims Act by paying illegal kickbacks to induce prescriptions for drugs reimbursed by TRICARE, the federal healthcare programme for active duty military personnel, retirees and their families.

Rhidian David

Supreme Court reaffirms Dailly assignments

Company & Commercial - France
Hughes Hubbard & Reed

The Commercial Division of the Supreme Court has clarified how an assignment of business receivables, known as a 'Dailly assignment', operates.

Charlie Peter Savva

Citizenship by investment – the fastest route to EU citizenship

Immigration - Cyprus
Savva & Associates Ltd

The Cyprus Citizenship by Investment programme is considered among the world's most successful immigrant investor programmes, offering high-net-worth individuals and their families the fastest route to EU citizenship.

Kwan T Loh

Don't let your brand go to pot: what cannabis brand owners need to know

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The federal government is moving quickly towards legalising the possession and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes.

Cristina Wendel

Court rules that employee's theory of dismissal for questioning employer's safety systems not evidence

Litigation - Canada

The court in a recent wrongful dismissal case dismissed the plaintiff's allegation that he had been dismissed after making suggestions about improvements to the employer's safety systems.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey