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Putting data to work

By Nicholas d’Adhemar Technology is dramatically changing the practice of law. Big data, machine learning, smart contracts and Artificial Intelligence are all making the assimilation and interpretation of large amounts of unstructured data much easier. Some doom-mongers see this as the end of the traditional practice of law. We believe, rather, that the trend will be […]

The Romanian Competition Council never rings twice

By Georgiana Badescu, Mona Banu, Volker Weiss This is how it all starts: with a ring at the door We can only imagine how big the surprise must be when you find out that your Belgium-based office is being raided in an investigation by the Romanian Competition Authority. But it is a fact that the […]

E-mobility market in Portugal – An overview

By Manuel Santos Vitor, Catarina Cortez Gamito Historical and legal background One of the main national priorities in what concerns the Portuguese electricity sector is the development and full implementation of a strong electric mobility (‘e-mobility’) market. This priority largely results from the government concerns associated not only with the environment (ie, reduction of greenhouse gas (GhG) […]

New Jersey LLC law strengthens the Island’s offering to US managers

By Matthew Shaxson Jersey’s new LLC law strengthens the Island’s offering to US managers to build on the £169 billion of US assets and funds already administered here, says Ogier partner Matthew Shaxson. The Island’s legislature gave final approval to the new LLC structure, which largely mirrors the existing Delaware model, last week. With a significant […]

Cayman Grand Court hands down decision on master-feeder fund structures

By Giorgio Subiotto, Tim Cone The Cayman Grand Court has handed down a decision that has significance for Cayman master-feeder fund structures. Funds and their advisers should review the redemption provisions in master fund articles of association and partnership agreements to ensure that, operationally, redemptions are being effected in accordance with such documents. Background In the matter […]

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Job Watch: Education

As changes to primary, secondary and tertiary education continue to provoke debate in the country, how are they affecting the demand for legal specialists in the sector? “This is a niche market, with a relatively small number of firms having dedicated education practices and consequently opportunities are limited, but this area of law is seeing […]

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Work Life Quiz: Jayne Schnider, Irwin Mitchell

What was your first-ever job? Saturday shop assistant at JD Sports in Manchester. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Being sent out of a meeting to move my supervising partner’s sports car to avoid getting a parking ticket and bunny-hopping past Slaughter and May. What do you do at weekends? Laundry, catch up […]

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Taylor Wessing joins double-digit ranks with half-year turnover rise

Taylor Wessing has reported double-digit growth in its half-year revenues, joining a small rank of firms that have increased their revenues in the first half of the 2012/13 financial year Taylor Wessing saw a 23.3 per cent increase in its international revenue between May and October 2012 and attributes the revenue increase to the firm’s […]

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Kingsley Napley names family head as next senior partner

Kingsley Napley’s senior partner Christopher Murray has announced that he will retire from the firm next year, to be replaced by the firm’s family head. Murray will step down as senior partner and retire from the partnership on 1 May 2013, making way for family head Jane Keir, who also used to be managing partner […]

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