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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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Olswang swallows up Garretts’ Reading office

Olswang is to merge with Garretts’ Reading practice The merger saves the 30 fee-earners in the former Andersen Legal practice from an uncertain future and Olswang has agreed to take on all of the office’s future trainees as well.Olswang chief executive Jonathan Goldstein revealed that the firms had started talks two weeks ago on learning […]

Speechly Bircham ramps up financial services

Speechly Bircham has taken on financial services partner Vincent Mercer from niche City firm Foort Mercer A small team accompanies him and his clients include regulators, participants in the financial markets and market operators such as Ofex.

40 King Street appoints two new barristers

40 King Street Chambers has strengthened its Leeds team with the recruitment of two new barristers Mark Cooper, a specialist in business and finance law, joined from Chancery House Chambers in Leeds and Simon Young has relocated from 4 Paper Buildings in London, where he specialised in personal injury, employment and professional negligence.

SACKER & PARTNERS

In 1996, Sackers opted to go niche – and it hasn’t looked back since As the pensions industry gets ever-larger and the issues surrounding it more complex, niche City firm Sacker & Partners is happily growing. A steady increase in turnover of around 25 per cent since 1996 puts the figure at £11.5m for the […]

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More than 45 representatives of leading firms attended a breakfast briefing a few weeks ago, co-sponsored by The Lawyer and entitled ‘Wake up to the potential of your property’. They heard about the open-plan pilots at Allen & Overy (A&O), wireless technologies and managing change – all pointing to the benefits of facilitating and promoting […]

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