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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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Move of the week Brown Rudnick has added Tom Epps as a white-collar crime partner. He is formerly of Hickman and Rose , where he was a partner. He specialises in multi-jurisdictional fraud, corruption and cartel investig-ations, and has recently advised News Corp on various aspects of Operations Weeting and Elveden and is advising clients […]

Epiq Systems Opens Office in Tokyo

Epiq Systems, Inc., a leading provider of managed technology for the global legal profession today announced the opening of its offices in Tokyo. The office, which is located in the heart of the city’s legal community, includes a newly built Document Review Services (DRS) laboratory with capacity for over 50 reviewers. Epiq will offer Clearwell […]

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E-disclosure: open questions

E-disclosure is slowly gaining acceptance, but how big a difference will civil litigation reforms make? Q: The SFO has chosen to use its own team of junior barristers for the e-disclosure exercise in the Tchenguiz case, arguing the issues are too complex for an LPO provider. Do you think LPOs will ever be able to grapple […]

Internet service providers — beware blogs

In Payam Tamiz v Google Inc, a case that considered an internet service provider’s (ISP’s) liability for potentially defamatory comments posted on a blog, the Court of Appeal has delivered a judgment that gives rise to real concerns for blogging platform providers. The defendant, Google Inc (based in the US), operated a blogging platform. In […]

Wayne Nash joins Shoosmiths’ Manchester real-estate litigation team

Shoosmiths has hired a new partner to head its Manchester property litigation team. Wayne Nash advises private and public sector clients on real-estate litigation matters, including enforcement action against defaulting tenants, retail administrations, strategic portfolio management and dilapidations claims. He also has experience in real estate, corporate restructuring and debt. Nash joins from Pannone, where […]

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