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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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City trio finalises Kent schools building deal

Lovells, Nabarro and Ashurst have closed the £600m Kent Building Schools for the Future ­programme (BSF) – the largest BSF project to date. Lovells, led by infrastructure and project finance partner Adrian Walker, advised longstanding client and lead sponsor Land Securities Trillium (LST). LST is working in partnership with Kent County Council, advised by Nabarro […]

Lovells defies crunch: turnover up 15 per cent

Lovells has seen fee income increase 15 per cent over the first half of this year, up from £225m at the same point last year to £260m. Managing partner David Harris (pictured) said the counter cyclical nature of the firm’s practice has contributed to its strong performance, although he warned that given the economic climate […]

Winter remains on top at Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing has re-elected Martin Winter as senior partner to serve another three-year term. Private equity specialist Winter has been a partner at Taylor Wessing since 2001 and took over the senior partner post from Richard Marsh in 2005. He said: “With the move of our London office to a great new building at New […]

Wall St Woes: the Thelen feeding frenzy

It’s a feeding frenzy over at what remains of Thelen. It’s a feeding frenzy over at what remains of Thelen. After the US firm announced plans to dissolve earlier this week (28 October), it didn’t take long for US rivals to look at recruitment opportunities. Nixon Peabody looks set to take roughly 60 lawyers while […]

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