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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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Jersey calling

Changes to the UK corporate tax regime have prompted some businesses to set up shop in Jersey. By Mike Jeffrey It has been widely reported in the UK press that a number of UK ­corporates with significant non-UK business interests are considering migrating for tax purposes to ­Ireland or other lower taxation jurisdictions in an […]

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White & Case axes Bangkok office

White & Case is set to close its third office in less than a month as Thailand follows departures from Italy and the German city of Dresden. White & Case is pulling out of Thailand and letting its Bangkok office relaunch itself as a 58-lawyer independent firm. The departure from Thailand follows the closure of […]

Wall Street Woes: Hiring and firing

The credit crunch rollercoaster keeps on chugging along. Yesterday Orrick launched a round of 40 lay-offs, just weeks after taking a large chunk of the now defunct firm Heller Ehrman. &idThe credit crunch rollercoaster keeps on chugging along. Yesterday Orrick launched a round of 40 lay-offs, just weeks after taking a large chunk of the […]

Offshore Special Report

The historic election of Barack Obama as the next US president could create a pivotal moment in how offshore firms operate globally. This Offshore Special Report examines the looming political and economic challenges facing the sector. It is politically popular to hit out at offshore jurisdictions for hoarding tax-avoiding companies and individuals. But jurisdictions combat […]

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