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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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Russell-Cooke turnover in 11 per cent jump

LONDON-based Russell-Cooke has posted an 11 per cent rise in turnover to £23.7m for the last financial year, which ended on 30 June. Average profit per equity partner at the all-equity firm stood at £220,000, while net profit was £9.2m, a margin of 38 per cent. This is the first time Russell-Cooke has publicly reported […]

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•Manchester-based firm Geoffrey Miller has hired Julie Robertson as an assistant. Robertson was previously a legal adviser for the Vale Royal Magistrates Court in Northwich. •Arnold & Porter has promoted Daphne O’Connor to head its Denver office. O’Connor replaces Brian Leitch, who is leaving the firm to join merchant bank and private equity company Perseus. […]

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•Courtly love THE COURTS not only serve as a good place to get the odd judgment or two, but also double up as a handy dating centre if you’re having trouble meeting people at your local pub. A revealing post from James Woolf at the Bar Council blog (http://blog.barcouncil.org.uk/) told it like it is. Woolf […]

HSBC follows Barclays’ lead in diversity stakes

HSBC is likely to require details of firms’ diversity policies in its upcoming panel review, head of group general counsel Richard Bennett has revealed. The bank, which does not have a set timeframe for when the reviews will take place, has highlighted diversity as an important factor for it to consider in its next review. […]

Guidelines knock global derivatives into shape

A set of guidance principles that could revolutionise the global derivatives market was published last week (10 July), ahead of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) report on the matter, which is expected soon. The principles, which address how retail structure products (RSPs) are delivered to retail investors, were devised following an 18-month discussion period between […]

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