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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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Solicitors wanted

Lord Mackay has confirmed that he wants solicitors to take part in his forthcoming pilot to test the information sessions required by the new Family Law Act. The Lord Chancellor has written to voluntary sector agencies such as Relate to invite them to tender for the pilot project which he wants to set up as […]

Education in PFI projects

In the report entitled “Herbert Smith tops PFI projects league” (The Lawyer, 17 December 1996), you say that “education projects have yet to see the light of day”. In fact there is at least one completed PFI project in the higher education sector, the University of Greenwich’s Avery Hill Student Village. This project has been […]

Simmons seconds partner to PFI panel

Simmons & Simmons commercial partner Edwin Godfrey has been seconded to the Private Finance Panel as joint deputy chief executive. The panel is funded by HM Treasury to monitor and encourage the implementation of PFI projects and has a broad range of professionally qualified members. Rees Griffiths, who shares Godfrey’s post as deputy chief executive, […]

College axes new LPC course

NOTTINGHAM Law School has been forced to axe its evening LPC course following changes to the curriculum which could force other colleges to follow suit, threatening access to legal education. Students at the college are furious that the course, which was being advertised until the beginning of December, has been suddenly dropped. But the Law […]

India who's who hits Internet

India’s first legal electronic directory has been launched on the Internet. The directory, called Locator, was created by the Law Information Centre, a company formed by Indian lawyers, including the former solicitor general Dipankar Gupta. The Locator, a who’s who of India’s legal profession, can be found at the Law Information Centre’s Web site, which […]

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