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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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When it comes to intellectual property disputes, companies invariably choose one of the major London specialists. In one pending High Court action, however, northern company Defender Security Systems has sought legal advice from a firm on its own doorstep. Solicitor Jonathan Armstrong, a member of the fast-expanding IP department at Keeble Hawson Rodgers & Howe […]

Deadlock over Lockerbie trial

The British, German and American governments have deliberately created deadlock over the Lockerbie trial because evidence against the two accused Libyans “would not last five minutes in court”, said Jim Swire, father of a Lockerbie victim. In a moving speech at the Lockerbie seminar, Swire asked the lawyers present “to rise up and demand that […]

Cheltenham firm opens window to Legalmind system

Admiral Legal Systems has won a contract to supply Legalmind, its latest practice management system, to Cheltenham firm Wiggin and Co. Wiggin and Co, which also has offices in London and Los Angeles, specialises in commercial, tax and media law and litigation. Graham Watts, director of finance at the firm, said he was looking for […]

In brief: LCD consults over hearsay evidence

Lawyers are being consulted on how hearsay evidence should be introduced into civil proceedings in England and Wales. Recipients of a paper distributed by The Lord Chancellor’s Department are asked if there should be time limits on a party’s request for the oral evidence of hearsay, and how developments in computer evidence should be introduced […]

Ready for change

Barristers practising in the field of family Law may be forgiven for thinking they have become insufficiently appreciated over the last year, wondering if the family Bar might go the way of the defended divorce. For over two decades, the family Bar has flourished. The scarcely justifiable clockwork routine work of undefendeds at £12.50 for […]

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