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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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Barrister convicted of ABH on journalist

An employed barrister at Bedford Borough Council has been granted a conditional discharge and fined after attacking a reporter Andy Darkoh knocked reporter Oliver Adam from the Bedfordshire on Sunday newspaper to the ground then smashed his camera. Adam was left needing five stitches to a head wound, St Albans Crown Court heard. The paper […]

Partner dispute leads to division of Qi Lin

Taiwanese corporate firm Qi Lin International Law Offices has split into two as a result of internal partner disputes Qi Lin, a second-tier corporate firm established more than seven years ago, will split into two firms practising as Winkler Partners and Yang Ming Partners. Name partner Robin Winkler will head Winkler Partners from the existing […]

Deloittes courts Garrigues as part of Andersen link

Garrigues, the Andersen Legal Spanish firm that cut its ties with the accountant last week, has been asked to join the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu network Andersen’s Spanish auditing arm is already signed up to a merger with Deloittes, which is now holding out for Garrigues to come in as part of the deal.“Deloittes has made […]

Rosenman-Katten Muchin merger creates New York-Chicago giant

New York-based Rosen-man & Colin is to merge with Chicago firm Katten Muchin Zavis The merger entity is called KMZ Rosenman and has immediately established one of the largest New York offices of any Chicago firm.The merged firm boasts a national complement of nearly 700 lawyers.Both firms have cited client demand rather than plans for […]

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