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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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BLP boss vows to target corporate practice growth

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) managing partner Neville Eisenberg has pledged to expand the firm’s corporate practice as an “absolute priority”, following his election for a fourth term. Eisenberg, who was voted in unopposed last week, has been trying to raise BLP’s profile in the corporate market for ­several years. He said it remained a key […]

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Considering that I am the most notorious expat in Moscow, there’s probably no one better to convey the experience of living in Moscow than I. In short: it’s the kind of place you end up notorious in without doing a thing to merit it. Considering that I am the most notorious expat in Moscow, there’s […]

Trowers secures spot on Crown Estate panel

The Crown Estate has expanded its urban residential panel to two firms, ­gifting Trowers & Hamlins a place after the firm pitched, but missed out on the role, three years ago. Real estate boutique Pemberton Greenish has been reappointed to the panel after being the Crown Estate’s sole residential panel adviser since 2003. Trowers relationship […]

Commercial & Chancery: Brussels clout

A new pre-action conduct direction flags up the importance to the plaintiff of securing the court first seized, ensuring their jurisdiction of choice isn’t scuppered by the defendant’s delaying tactics. By Keith Oliver, Steve McCann and Katie Brown A new practice direction on pre-action conduct is to be introduced on 6 April 2009. This provides […]

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