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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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Leeds and Newcastle in mercantile court call

LAW societies in the north east will this month present a dossier of evidence to the Lord Chancellor’s Department demonstrating the need for a mercantile court in the region. A joint working party, set up by the Leeds and Newcastle societies, is putting the finishing touches to its LCD submission. Lord Mackay indicated on a […]

QC attacks Inns over record on gay equality

THE BAR Council’s out-going treasurer Martin Bowley QC blasted the Inns of Court as “self-perpetuating geriatric oligarchies” in a speech to the Bar Lesbian and Gay Group (Blagg). Bowley also called for a radical revamp of the archaic sex laws which he says should enshrine the concept of equality. The QC, of 1 King’s Bench […]

Dibbs sick of 'Rottweiler' image

DIBB Lupton Broomhead is showing signs of growing weary of its media-inspired reputation as the “Rottweiler” of the legal profession. Managing partner Paul Rhodes says: “The Rottweiler image is totally undeserved. Our assertiveness on behalf of our clients could be, and apparently is, misinterpreted as aggression.” Rhodes, head of a firm described recently in the […]

In brief: Merger creates largest Yorks practice

Irwin Mitchell has merged with Kershaw Tudor to create south Yorkshire’s largest legal practice. The 42-partner practice, with nearly 500 staff, has offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Birmingham. Michael Jelly, former senior partner of Kershaw Tudor, heads the enlarged corporate department, while Irwin Mitchell’s Michael Napier is senior partner of the merged firm.

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