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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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Linklaters’ stunning returns put CC’s crown within reach

Linklaters’ stunning returns put CC’s crown within reach” />Clifford Chance must be looking over its shoulder after arch-rival Linklaters’ revenue broke the billion-pound mark for the first time. Turnover at the UK’s second-largest firm now lags just £73m behind Clifford Chance’s. Linklaters’ fee income stands at £1.12bn, up from £935m, compared with Clifford Chance’s £1.19bn, […]

Law firms need to stick their necks out on new trends

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Gordons bolts on Bradford’s David Yablon

Gordons has completed its acquisition of Bradford practice David Yablon Solicitors. The deal, which sees Gordons’ headcount boosted by five partners, 37 fee-earners and 21 support staff, increases the firm’s fee income by more than £2m. Gordons managing partner Paul Ayre said the acquisition focuses the firm’s aim to be a major presence in Yorkshire. […]

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