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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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Mostyn-Williams joins Cadwalader's City office

US firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft is hiring high-profile banking lawyer Stephen Mostyn-Williams to head its London international banking and finance practice He arrives from Landwell, where he was the business development director.Mostyn-Williams, Shearman & Sterling’s former head of acquisition finance, is charged with expanding the firm’s banking and finance practice in the UK and […]

New Chancery Bar Association rules speed up CFAs

The Chancery Bar Association (CBA) has redrafted its conditional fee arrangement (CFA) rules in an effort to save time and to save clients’ money Less contentious elements of CFA contracts will no longer have to be subject to renegotiation during each case as they have become standardised into an all-embracing new set of terms and […]

PwC Legal appoints replacement chair

The Australian legal arm of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has appointed Michael Daniel as its new chairman following the departure of John Churchill four months ago Daniel is a partner in the litigation department of PwC Legal, where he specialises in commercial and regulatory litigation. He was elected unanimously as the new chairman of the […]

Norton Rose in hiring spree for Amsterdam launch

Norton Rose has hired four partners from Dutch firms as it prepares to launch its Amsterdam practice with two-partner Groenewald van Wassenaer Houthoff Buruma has supplied three of the partners – Ep Hannema, Weero Koster and Gijs van Leeuwen. They will be joined by Marcel van de Vorst from Van Doorne. Van Doorne was also […]

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