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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 […]

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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Eversheds staff to monitor each other

THE TWELVE regional offices and 715 solicitors of Eversheds are to regularly check each other’s response times to clients, quality of legal advice and conduct of case work in a bid to standardise procedures throughout the national firm. The firm, which has evolved from 12 separate regional practices, each with its own set of standards […]

In brief: Geordie firms become Ward Hadaway

NEWCASTLE firms Ward Hadaway and Wheldon Houlsby & Scott have merged to become one of the biggest practices in the north of England. The merged firm, to be known as Ward Hadaway, will have a total staff of 190, including 30 partners, 57 other fee-earners, five chartered town planners and one chartered surveyor. The firm […]

Mears faction strikes out at split society proposals

CHANCERY Lane’s warring factions are presenting a united front against a campaign to split the Law Society into two. Martin Mears, the Law Society president, and his deputy Robert Sayer, have distanced themselves from the new Solicitors’ Association Steering Group which wants to split the society’s representative and regulatory functions. While expressing sympathy for the […]

Immigration rules cleared

Philip Barth’s article “All change on the form front” is partially incorrect as it suggests that the immigration rules change affecting applicants for extension of leave to remain has been fully implemented by the introduction of the proposed forms on 3 June. At least for the time being, the law in effect has not changed […]

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