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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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Winckworth Sherwood senior partner is appointed chaplain to the Queen

In an announcement from Buckingham Palace on 12 March 2014, it was reported that the Queen has appointed the Reverend Canon John Rees, a Winckworth Sherwood senior parter, as one of her chaplains. The honour, which recognises long and distinguished service to the Church of England, entitles the chaplains to wear a scarlet cassock in recognition […]

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BLP seeks to formalise Indonesia relationship with new Asia Network

Indonesia is likely to be the next target as Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) looks to expand its newly launched Asia network of independent law firms. Indonesia has been a key focus of BLP’s Singapore practice since its establishment in 2007 with Singapore-based corporate finance partner Ken Cheung being a main contact for Indonesia-related work (13 […]

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Scottish & Southern Energy drops Herbies for Freshfields in first roster review

Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) has cut Herbert Smith Freehills from its defence roster in favour of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as part of its first ever panel review. The ‘Big Six’ energy company is set to appoint its inaugural panel in the next few weeks having chopped Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) as its defence adviser following conflict […]

DLA Piper advises on IPO on AIM of online fashion retailer Boohoo.com

DLA Piper was involved with the initial public offering (IPO) of online fashion retailer Boohoo.com. The Manchester team that acted for Boohoo provided advice to the company on its flotation and placing of new shares on AIM.  Boohoo.com, which is based in Manchester, is to place 600 million new ordinary shares at 50p per share, giving […]

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