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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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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Freshfields leads promos with 14 new partners

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted a total of 14 to its partnership, a significant drop from the 25 who were made up in last year’s round. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted a total of 14 to its partnership, a significant drop from the 25 who were made up in last year’s round. Just two of […]

Firms line up for London councils’ joint panel

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Simmons’ former Lisbon alliance firm finds new merger partner

Simmons & Simmons’ former Portugal partner firm SRS Advogados has merged with litigation boutique Soares Machado & Associados. José Soares Machado, who founded his firm in 1991, will join SRS Advogados as head of litigation and will bring a nine-lawyer team with him. SRS Advogados’ current head of litigation, José Luis Moreira da Silva, will […]

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Herbies launches in Spain with three-partner Linklaters raid

Herbert Smith has pounced on the Madrid office of Linklaters for three partners to open an office in the Spanish city. The firm has brought four Spanish lawyers in total into its partnership for the launch. They include former Linklaters M&A and restructuring partners Alvaro Sainz and Miguel Riaño, an energy and infrastructure specialist. The […]

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