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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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PwC launches immigration capability

Accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers and its tied law firm Landwell are launching a multidisciplinary practice group to focus on immigration work. The new group will be named Global Visa Solutions and will include 100 lawyers and non-lawyers in at least 60 countries. The idea is to provide international immigration advice and obtain visas and work permits […]

DC Arnold & Porter boosts technology

Washington DC firm Arnold & Porter is ramping up its high-tech litigation practice with the hire of two senior lawyers. Michael Songer is joining as a partner from the DC office of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, where he is a partner, and Robert Jones Worrall is joining as of counsel from Howrey Simon Arnold & […]

Messer Griesheim

Clifford Chance advised Goldman Sachs as coordinator and JP Morgan, HypoVereinsbank and the Royal Bank of Scotland as arrangers in the largest ever European leveraged buyout. The euro1.65bn (£1bn) facilities supported Goldman Sachs Private Equity’s and Allianz Capital Partners’ acquisition of industrial gases group Messer Griesheim, bought from Hoechst/Aventis.Messer Griesheim operates in more than 200 […]

Shine entertainment

Olswang‘s Mark Devereux is the senior partner involved in broadcast company Shine Entertainment’s launch and strategic businessplan. 3i’s investment in the company is the latest in a sequence of deals that Shine has instructed Olswang on. According to Devereux, this deal represents a real triumph for all involved because it is a difficult market in […]

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