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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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Pinsent Curtis Biddle pair quit after merger

Two partners have quit Pinsent Curtis Biddle. They will be the first to leave the newly-created firm. Media partner Duncan Lamont is joining Charles Russell while copyright specialist Hubert Best has also resigned and is believed to be in talks with Hammond Suddards Edge. Regional firm Pinsent Curtis and media specialist Biddle’s merger became official […]

A VIEW FROM AUSTRIA

Following the Austrian government’s plan to privatise a number of state-owned companies such as Austria Tabak (the former Austrian tobacco monopoly), Telekom Austria and Flughafen Wien (Vienna airport), the tension among the big law firms trying to win these assignments is growing. But discussions arise about firms being barred from participating in the various beauty […]

Wragge & Co targets pensions litigation after MG Rover boon

Wragge & Co is set to dedicate a team to pensions litigation after the firm announces that it has secured work setting up a new pensions scheme for MG Rover. Insurance partner Peter Shave has moved to the pensions department to focus on pension litigation. Given the growing volume of pensions litigation work, Shave intends […]

The £64,000 question

Congratulations to the College of Law’s press machine, which just keeps on rolling. This week’s subject is David Stainer, a 22-year-old studying at the college’s Guildford branch. His claim to fame? He won £64,000 on ITV’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Cleaning up the act

The passage through Parliament of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 has attracted much attention since Gordon Brown announced in 1997 the Government’s intention to crack down on financial crime. With some 1,500 amendments to the bill, the new framework for regulating the UK’s financial industry has been subject to much scrutiny. The result […]

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