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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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Partnerships for Schools creates first panel

Partnerships for Schools (PfS), the public body designed to support the government’s Building Schools for the Future programme, has appointed a dozen law firms to its newly created panel. Addleshaw Goddard, Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Bevan Brittan, Dickinson Dees, Eversheds, Hammonds, Kilpatrick Stockton, Nabarro Nathanson, Norton Rose, Pinsent Masons, Trowers and Hamlins and Ward Hadaway have all […]

Nine more partners quit Shaw Pittman ahead of Pillsbury merger

Nine more partners are leaving Shaw Pittman following the five that left last week as the firm rapidly weeds out those conflicted by, or not enamoured with, the firm’s merger with Pillsbury Winthrop. Morrison & Foerster is the chief beneficiary taking a group of six partners including legendary corporate/technology partner Jack Lewis. Lawrence Yanowitch and […]

Ashfords launches Bristol team

Ashfords, comprising the former Exeter, London, Plymouth, Taunton and Tiverton arms of Bevan Ashford, is expanding its new Bristol office by establishing a corporate recovery, turnaround and insolvency team to be headed by partner David Pomeroy. He will relocate from Exeter to Bristol to lead the team and will be joined by associate Alan Bennett.

CC partners fly solo

What does Clifford Chance and Coca-Cola have in common? Ok, initials, yes, but what else? It emerges that CC’s partners are so rarefied that, like the holders of the secret recipe, they were obliged to take different flights to the partner retreat in Paris last weekend. Presumably in case the plane goes down and they […]

Separated at birth

The quiff, the steely glint in the eye, the dawning realisation that he only has 24 hours to save the… er… deal. It can only be Adams Solicitors’ business development supremo Sean Sydenham. The maverick lawyer has torn up the rulebook and ripped the firm out of the high street and into Canary Wharf, dodging […]

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