The Law behind wind energies in Spain (ii), its legal framework
This is the second of a series of three articles covering different legal aspects of wind energy projects in Spain. The present piece will describe the applicable legal framework and the main norms regulating wind energy projects in Spain. Next Thursday it will be published the final piece of this s...
José Izquierdo - 10 July 2020 Spain
2020 Wolters Kluwer Future Ready Lawyer Survey highlights relevance of technology for the legal sector
According to the 2020 Wolters Kluwer future ready lawyer survey, that deals with performance drivers and change in the legal sector, technology is at the center of top performance, as stated in a press release of the 5th of June, 2020.  Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional informa...
Christine Fuessel - 10 July 2020
IBA urges to UN Members States more protection for lawyers
The International Bar Association (IBA) has issued a statement addressed to United Nations Member States in support of the United Nations Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers (UN Basic Principles).  Through this call, the IBA wants justice for legal professionals to be protected, as well as...
Editor - 10 July 2020
Major reform of the road transport sector in Europe
Today, the European Parliament has announced the adoption of a major reform within the sector of road transport. The reform aims to improve drivers´ working conditions, clear rules on posting of drivers, and improve the enforcement to fight illegal practices.  Thus, revised rules are bac...
Editor - 09 July 2020
New Global Race & Ethnicity Task Force formed by Baker McKenzie
Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie announces their global task force on racial and ethnic diversity that will work across the firm´s 77 offices in 46 countries, with the aim of helping implement and operationalize programmes to advance racial and ethnic diversity. Some of the planned acti...
Editor - 08 July 2020
7 manuals that will help small business
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has included in a post on its website a list of manuals to help entrepreneurs deal with the consequences of the pandemic on their companies. On the other hand, ICC digital tools are available for free or at 50% off to small businesses in support of our global...
Editor - 07 July 2020
Resilience in Europe: Speech of European Council President Charles Michel
On the 5th of July, Charles Michel, President of the European Council, held a speech with the title „Climate transition, transformation and convergence: Europe´s path towards robust resilience”, highlighting important issues in regards to the current and future situation of the Eur...
Christine Fuessel - 06 July 2020
The Role of Insurance, Government and Pandemic Insurance
Insurance is a financial product which is based on social need. It does not serve just the interest of one, but that of many. From regulations through academic theory it is accepted and required that, “the business of insurance is to serve the public trust". I am thinking a lot about that con...
Megan Conison - 06 July 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills promotes nearly 50 lawyers to senior associate
Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the promotion of 49 Australian lawyers to the position of senior associate.  Among the lawyers promoted are in the Competition, Corporate, Disputes, Employment, Real Estate & Projects practices, Regulation & Trade departments, among others. Fifty ...
Editor - 06 July 2020 Australia
Are larger law firms cutting their lawyers' salaries?
Due to the consequences produced by COVID-19, many large firms have implemented measures to maintain their sustainable economy. One of the most notorious measures is the reduction of salaries among lawyers.  In this case, Simmons & Simmons announced a 20% reduction in salaries as of July. ...
Editor - 06 July 2020
Interview with Annika Reynolds, founder of Green Law
Alvaro Navarro Sotillos, Editor in chief of The Impact Lawyers Magazine, had the pleasure to conduct a message interview with Annika Reynolds. Annika is the founder of GreenLaw, an ANU Law Reform and Social Project. She created GreenLaw because she was heavily involved in environmental advocacy but ...
Annika Reynolds - 06 July 2020 Australia
Survey: How has COVID-19 impacted the states and the lawyers?
The International Bar Association (IBA) has conducted a survey of a multitude of lawyers from various countries on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the activity of the political and judicial system in their countries. “Specifically, we inquired about invocation of emergency powers; the...
Editor - 03 July 2020
Interview with Andrew Arruda, CEO/Cofounder of ROSS Intelligence: "The facts and the law are on our side" (Part II)
A day after Thomson Reuters and two other Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against ROSS Intelligence, its CEO, Andrew Arruda, posted a statement on his Medium website. In this publication Arruda denies the allegations made by the Plaintiffs and answers the questions posed by THE IMPACT LAWYERS via em...
Álvaro Navarro Sotillos - 03 July 2020 United States of America
The Law behind wind energies in Spain (I), an overview
This is the first of a series of three articles covering different legal aspects of wind energy in Spain. The present piece will provide a general overview of the wind energy market in Spain and its potential development, as well as an introduction to its regulatory framework and the contractual agr...
José Izquierdo - 02 July 2020 Spain
New managing partner for Houthoff
On the 1st of July 2020, Houthoff, a leading Dutch law firm with global reach, announced that Hans Londonck Sluijk joins the firm´s board, replacing Gerhard Gispen who passed away unexpectedly on the 13th of May. With the appointment of Mister Londonck Sluijk, the board consists of three manag...
Editor - 02 July 2020
How British government is trying to recover the normality of its courts and tribunals?
The UK government has announced that it will take steps to ensure that COVID-19 protection measures are in place within the judicial facilities of courts and tribunals throughout the country.  The UK Minister of Justice has assured that they will work to install all the facilities necessary to...
Editor - 02 July 2020 United Kingdom
How Thomson Reuters sued Ross Intelligence for theft of Propriety Data from Westlaw (Part I)
The US company Thomson Reuters, together with Centre GMBH and West Publishing Corporation, has filed a lawsuit against Ross Intelligence Inc. claiming that it has stolen and copied legal content stored on Westlaw, Thomson Reuters' legal search engine. Within the complaint (attached), filed on 6 May...
Álvaro Navarro Sotillos - 01 July 2020 United States of America
Chambers and Partners has recognised Woodsford as one of the world’s leading litigation funders
Chambers and Partners has recognised the increasing presence of Woodsford Litigation Funding worldwide. Woodsford is one of only four funders ranked in the USA, UK and Asia-Pacific. ItsCEO, Steven Friel, has been recognised as a ranked individual, and this year he is joined by Woodsford CIO, Charlie...
Editor - 01 July 2020
Key elements of the EU White Paper on Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing fast, and gaining more and more importance in our daily lives. It is already changing our lifestyle in some ways, and will do so even more in the future. Even though AI in general is only at its inception phase, it already has an increasing impact in some f...
Christine Fuessel - 01 July 2020
Slaughter and May advises INEOS on the acquisition of BP’s global petrochemicals business for an amount of $ 5 billion
British law firm Slaughter and May announced its advising to British multinational chemical company INEOS on the acquisition of BP’s global Petrochemicals business for US $ 5 billion, and also on related financing arrangements.  “This is another significant step as we steadily work...
Editor - 01 July 2020
Cherine Foty (Jones Day) has been selected to the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen
Global Disputes Senior Associate in the Paris Office of Jones Day Cherine Foty, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen for the 2020-2022 term. ArbitralWomen is an international non-governmental organisation for the promotion of women and diversity in international disp...
Editor - 30 June 2020
Why data breach notifications are increasing in the EU?
A report by Linklaters shows a considerable increase in data breach notifications around European markets compared to the first year after the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR'), which ran from 25 May 2018 to 24 May 2019. In most European countries these notificati...
Editor - 29 June 2020
Suing China for the Virus: Why, Where, and How
When all this will be over, and perhaps even before, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) may find itself attacked by an enemy its mighty military power will not be able to stop, aggressive Western lawyers. According to a UK think tank’s report released this month, Beijing and the CCP must p...
Massimo Introvigne - 29 June 2020
Ashurst: Real Estate Team of the Year at Legal community Forty Under 40 Awards
The renowned law firm Ashurst has been named Real Estate Team of the Year at the Legalcommunity Forty under 40 Awards. In particular, the Real State department of Ashurst's Milan office, headed by lawyer Andrea Caputo, has been awarded.  "We are delighted to have received this market recogni...
Editor - 29 June 2020
Covid-19: Some clarification on withdrawal, cooling-off periods and conditions precedent in French property transactions
The French Law and Justice Department has recently provided some much-needed clarification on how the Health Emergency measures impact on property buyers’ right of withdrawal, the cooling-off period and on French property sales’ conditions precedent. Article 2 of Ordinance number 2020-3...
Fabien Cordiez - 29 June 2020 France
Why have 70% of women lawyers of color left or want to leave the legal profession?
According to a report by the American Bar Association (ABA), 70% of women lawyers of color in the United States have either quit or are considering quitting the legal profession.  At the moment, 2% of the partners in the equity departments of large law firms are women lawyers of color. They pa...
Editor - 26 June 2020 United States of America
What the large law firms say about racial equality
Over the past month, several large law firms have shown their support for race equality in the wake of the tragic events in the United States at the end of May. Linklaters In that sense, Charlie Jacobs, Linklaters' Senior Partner and Senior Champion for Race & Ethnicity, said in an article wit...
Álvaro Navarro Sotillos - 26 June 2020
No compensation when a flight is cancelled due to COVID-19
The COVID-19 outbreak has hit the air carriers particularly hard due to the containment measures of the public authorities, such as travel restrictions, lockdowns, and quarantine zones. The EU Commission has, therefore, issued an interpretative guideline to help with the interpretation of regulation...
Johanne Hansted, Ulla Fabricius, Anders Worsøe - 26 June 2020
10 Ways to empower your public speaking
Personally Introduce yourself.  Ask your audiencia a question.  Never start with an apology.  Survey prospective attendees in advance.  Tell Stories.  Make eye contact.  Focus on being confident, comfortable, and engaging.  Use Visual Cues.  Build ac...
Ari Kaplan - 26 June 2020
Sonia Baldia: new counselor at The Impact Lawyers
The Impact Lawyers has announced the incorporation of Sonia Baldia as a new counselor of the magazine. She will contribute to the magazine by writing regarding International Commercial Practice Sonia Baldia is a partner in Baker McKenzie's North American International Commercial Practice in Washing...
Editor - 25 June 2020
Anti-burnout #1: Recognising 12 steps to burnout
The last few weeks have been chaotic and alarming for pretty much everyone. Especially for medics and the vulnerable. Some groups are at high risk, but no-one is safe. COVID-19 does not discriminate. Even the young and healthy have been struck down.  And vast tracts of the world are locked dow...
Angus Lyon - 25 June 2020
Latham & Watkins launches Virtual Experience Program to test and train your legal skills
The recognized firm Latham & Watkins has launched a virtual program where attorneys and legal practitioners could gain experience working on simulated legal tasks. This program has been developed by InsideSherpa. This initiative was developed without the COVID-19 crisis in mind. This Virtual Ex...
Editor - 25 June 2020
Jones Day Latest Arrivals: Former FTC Trial Counsel Lin Kahn and Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Huie
Jones Day has announced the arrivals of former Federal Trade Commission attorney Lin Kahn as a partner in the Firm’s San Francisco Office, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Huie as of counsel in its San Diego Office. Ms. Kahn is part of Jones Day’s Antitrust Practice and Mr. Huie...
Editor - 24 June 2020 United States of America
ECIJA lands in Brazil and Ecuador, consolidating its position as the largest Spanish firm in Latin America
With this move, ECIJA has now 119 members and over 600 professionals, with a presence in 15 countries and 26 offices Just five months after its entry in Mexico, ECIJA continues its ambitious expansion strategy in Latin America, now with the integration of the Brazilian firm CTA and the Ecuadorian f...
Editor - 24 June 2020
COVID-19: A Game Changer for the Legal Profession
The pandemic of COVID-19 has brought global economic activity to a virtual standstill. Even the legal services sector, normally considered a saviour during market recessions, has not been spared.  Due to lockdowns in most countries, dispute resolution practitioners and law firms are seein...
Arush Khanna - 24 June 2020
Woodsford reinforces in Singapore's legal market by hiring a dispute resolution expert
Woodsford Litigation Funding (Woodsford) expands into the Singapore market by bringing dispute expert Franca Ciambella as a consultant into the firm. Ciambella's areas of expertise include technology law, fintech, corporate and commercial law. She has also had experience as a mediator in disputes r...
Editor - 23 June 2020 Singapore
How countries began to locate their citizens due to COVID-19
Due to the pandemic crisis, many countries have forced their inhabitants to confine themselves to their homes or to limit their movements as much as possible. To control these movements, they have launched apps or mobile software that, in many aspects, can concern the population because of the viola...
Álvaro Navarro Sotillos - 23 June 2020
Report from Baker McKenzie and Oxford Economics shows findings about the Supply Chain Crisis produced by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Without any doubt, the outbreak of COVID-19 has irrevocably changed the global economic landscape. Leaders in every industry try to find solutions for the challenges the pandemic poses, trying to protect the stability and health of their workforce while adapting their business models and building re...
Christine Fuessel - 23 June 2020
Alston & Bird announces launch of Women in Cyber™ Network, aiming to connect female professionals within the Spectrum of Cyber Services
The international law firm Alston & Bird LLP, with headquarters in the US, and more than 800 lawyers in 12 different offices around the world, launched a new, innovative programme within the practice area of cybersecurity. The firm is known to be a leader in the area of cybersecurity and data p...
Christine Fuessel - 23 June 2020
Youth Rights Resource Compass released by Baker McKenzie and partners helps young people navigate through the COVID-19 crisis
On the 11th of June 2020, leading global law firm Baker McKenzie announced the release of the Youth Rights Resource Compass, a website that seeks to help children and youngsters all around the globe inform themselves about what is still accessible to them during the times of the coronavirus crisis. ...
Christine Fuessel - 22 June 2020
Legal Innovation Flourishes in Kazakhstan
AIFC's Seven Pillars Law collaborates with Singapore's GLS Group to deliver ground breaking legal innovation to Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Seven Pillars Law, one of the most advanced law firms in Central Asia, has taken another huge stride in the Kazakhstan legal market through its association wi...
Editor - 22 June 2020 Kazakhstan
The Prosperity Project: Canadian women protect themselves from the consequences of COVID-19
The Prosperity Project (TPP) is a non-profit organization created by Canadian women leaders to address the devastating impact of COVID-19 on society, especially on women's opportunities.  TPP's main objective is to help women who have been disadvantaged by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic....
Editor - 22 June 2020 Canada
UK Guidance regarding use of PPE during COVID-19 pandemic, and advice for employers
The availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a much discussed topic worldwide, and a big issue for many, given its shortage in most countries. In the United Kingdom, the lack of PPE is a problem that is very prevalent at the moment, posing a big challenge to the NHS (National Health Se...
Clyde & Co - 22 June 2020
COVID-19 job retention scheme in the UK, France and Germany
The COVID-19 crisis has led to much uncertainty regarding continuing pay for employees who are unable to work from home, as well as overall job security, in the face of employers’ financial uncertainty. UK Adding to the negative economic impact, on March 20, 2020, the U.K. government announc...
Editor - 22 June 2020
How New York City's government reacted to the pandemic?
On March 18, 2020, Executive Order 202.6 (or as revised) directed that all businesses and not-for-profit entities in New York State, shall utilize, to the maximum extent possible, any telecommuting or work from home procedures that they can safely utilize. It is directed that, no later than March 2...
Editor - 20 June 2020 United States of America
The highest-ranked specialists in Business Law, according to Chambers
Every year, Chambers carry out a big number of interviews with their clients, with the goal to assess the reputations and the expertise of FinTech business lawyers around the globe. Factors that are determinant for how a lawyer is positioned in the ranking, are those qualities who are most valued by...
Editor - 20 June 2020
European Commission welcomes adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation, contributing to the European Green Deal
On June 18th, 2020, The European Commission announced that they welcomed the adoption of the Taxonomy Regulation by the European Parliament. The Taxonomy Regulation is a key piece of legislation that will boost private sector investment in green and sustainable projects and thus contribute to the Eu...
Editor - 19 June 2020
Coronavirus – is it force majeure?
Generally, force majeure is defined as an external and unexpected event which cannot be averted, and which prevent a contracting party from fulfilling its contractual obligations. The question is whether the coronavirus is force majeure – and what it means to the world of transport?  WHA...
Christian Schaap, Ulla Fabricius - 19 June 2020 Denmark
Avoiding U.S. Class Action Lawsuits
The U.S. legal system is known around the world for draconian jury verdicts and court judgments assessed against corporations both foreign and domestic. Some of the more noteworthy cases have involved one of the more unusual aspects of U.S. law—a class action.  Corporate representatives ...
Kent J. Schmidt - 19 June 2020 United States of America
Are large law firms returning to offices?
Large international law firms are taking steps to return their employees to the offices once the COVID-19 pandemic has stabilized. In particular, Dentons announced a few weeks ago the return of its lawyers to the London offices, which took place on June 15, while Linklaters and Allen & Overy an...
Editor - 19 June 2020

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