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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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The Scottish Parliament is debating whether to let the council of the Scottish Law Society drop its responsibility for disciplining solicitors Presently, all complaints against solicitors are handled by the 51 council members, but a new bill should allow the society to delegate to solicitors and non-solicitors on special client relations committees. The society wants […]

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Slaughters cultivates corporate

While most City firms are seeking to offload personnel from their corporate departments, Slaughter and May has bucked the trend by recruiting new corporate assistants The team headed by Nigel Boardman has taken on two assistants in the last two weeks and is looking for another lawyer. Boardman’s group has just been instructed on Wal-Mart’s […]

Only in America

Lawyer-bashing may be the world’s favourite pastime, but few would deny the need for a backlash against those litigation-hungry Americans. Jon Robins meets two legal commentators who are trying to put a stop to their country’s blame culture The next time you are trapped at a dinner party where you, as the token lawyer, are […]

Hammonds poised for Nauta merger in Spain

Hammonds partners have been given until Wednesday (22 January) to vote on a merger with the highly-regarded Madrid practice of Slaughter and May’s Dutch best friend Nauta Dutilh As revealed on www. thelawyer.com/lawyernews on Friday, the merger would provide Hammonds with its first Spanish office as it builds up its European network in the hope […]

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