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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 […]

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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) […]

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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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The management information circulated to law firm partners is frequently of limited value – but its potential for driving behaviour means firms could benefit from taking a fresh look at what they are handing out, argues Jeremy Black. The majority of law firms ­circulate some form of ­management information on a regular basis. However, while […]

Eversheds’ pensions dept gains Leeds chief

Eversheds has hired one of the partners who left Hammonds at the end of its lock-in period to head its Leeds pensions group. Terry Saeedi, who led Hammonds’ Leeds-based pensions group, was one of three Hammonds partners to quit the firm earlier this month (TheLawyer.com, 2 October). Eversheds pensions chief Anthony Arter said: “Having headed […]

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Bates Wells holds Poetry Day breakfast

London charity specialist Bates Wells & Braithwaite has hosted a poetry breakfast with Cornish poet Sally Crabtree in advance celebration of National Poetry Day today. Co-hosted with Scandinavian bank SEB in the canteen the two businesses share, the event yesterday morning was themed ‘work’, and involved lawyers and bankers being read poems and offered edible […]

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Tulkinghorn considers ­himself to be one of the most environmentally friendly people he knows, on account of him not ­owning anything electrical, or moving much beyond his drawing room. But news has reached Tulkinghorn of an even greener legal figure. Susan Hazledine, the graduate recruitment partner at Allen & Overy, avoids all those nasty emissions […]

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