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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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Using the new FATCA registration website: FAQs for financial institutions

The US Internal Revenue Service has opened the FATCA registration website as of 19 August 2013. This web-based system enables financial institutions to register themselves and their branches, if any, electronically from anywhere in the world without the need to print, complete and mail paper forms. Financial institutions worldwide can begin to enter their registration […]

Three 2013 UK Bar Award nominations for Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers has received three nominations in the 2013 UK Bar Awards. The law firm’s personal injury and clinical negligence teams are jointly shortlisted for Set of the Year. In addition, Outer Temple’s professional discipline team is shortlisted for Set of the Year and David Morris is nominated in the Professional Discipline Junior of […]

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Linklaters and Slaughters increase lead in FTSE 100 client tables

Slaughter and May and Linklaters have extended their lead at the top of the FTSE 100 client rankings for the second quarter of 2013, despite little movement in the market. Data provided by Adviser Rankings show that the FTSE 100, FTSE 200 and Aim client tables remained largely static over the quarter running between 10 […]

Contractual interpretation: implied terms

By Amantha Seneviratne The High Court has recently delivered a judgment on the interpretation of a restriction on the transfer of shares contained in pre-emption provisions in a shareholders’ agreement. The recent Court of Appeal decision in McKillen v Misland (Cyprus) Investments Ltd and others (2013) confirms the Court’s reluctance to imply a term into […]

Disclosure to beneficiaries: in the matter of the B Family Trust [2013] JRC136

This case is a useful refresher on the topic of provision of information by a trustee to a beneficiary. The representor, B, sought disclosure of information in relation to two trusts of which she believed she was a beneficiary. The facts are relatively straightforward, although readers of the accountancy and legal press (or indeed, the […]

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