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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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BPP Law School outstrips parent company in interim results

The parent company of BPP Law School, has announced flat profits in its interim results, despite a strong performance by its law division. Pre-tax profit at the professional education group for the six months ended 30 June was £5.54m, a marginal decrease on the £5.55m recorded over the same period last year. The law division, […]

Ex-CC lawyer suspected of murdering Iraqi official

A former Clifford Chance lawyer who set up the Iraq Special Tribunal to try Saddam Hussein for war crimes has been accused of involvement in the murder of an Iraqi official. Salem Chalabi, a US-qualified finance and capital markets lawyer, has been accused by Zuhair al-Maliky, Iraq’s chief investigating judge, of involvement in the murder […]

Walker Morris leads Cleveland Bridge claim

Walker Morris leads Cleveland Bridge claim” />Leeds firm Walker Morris is representing Cleveland Bridge in its High Court claim against Multiplex for breach of contract. Multiplex, the contractor working on the new Wembley Stadium, is being defended in the action by Clifford Chance litigation partner Alex Panayides (left). Head of construction Martin Scott is leading […]

Mourant Equity launches Seattle office

Mourant Equity Compensation Solutions, the arm of Jersey firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune which advises businesses on their employee share schemes, has launched a Seattle office. Mourant Equity, which already employs more than 200 staff in Jersey and Croydon, recently took on Microsoft’s director of equity compensation Kathryn Kindgren to head the new Seattle office. […]

Taylor Wessing makes double hire

Taylor Wessing has expanded its Continental network with hires in Paris and Germany. The firm has recruited partner Paul-Albert Iweins from Paris boutique Inbona Iweins Charpentier-Oltramare. Iweins, a former head of the Paris Bar Council, will provide the firm with its first litigation capability. He will join as local head of commercial arbitration and litigation. […]

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