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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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McDermott London puts up Ultimate Fight in High Court

The London office of McDermott Will & Emery has won the lead role on a High Court trademark dispute over the rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship name. McDermott is advising Zuffa, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, on its dispute with Cage Rage. Zuffa alleges that UK company Cage Rage infringed its […]

Weil hike sees newly-qualifieds pocket £90K

Weil Gotshal & Manges has made a bold play to reposition itself in the recruitment market by offering newly qualified lawyers an astonishing £90,000 annual salary. London associates now earn more than their counterparts in New York after a 20 per cent pay hike in London, although US associates get a guaranteed bonus starting at […]

LeBoeuf bags Jacko lawyer for media launch

LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has merged with the entertainment boutique of one of pop star Michael Jackson’s lawyers and plans to expand the entertainment practice globally. L Londell McMillan has joined LeBoeuf’s New York office to head its nascent entertainment, media and sports practice, bringing four colleagues with him. McMillan originally worked at LeBoeuf […]

Bakers makes up five new partners in London

Baker & McKenzie has made up five partners in its London office, bringing the total number in London to 84. They will assume their roles on 1 July. The corporate practice gains two partners in the round of promotions in the form of Edward Bibko and Karen Guch. In the finance practice Rebecca Ford has […]

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