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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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Halliwells’ revenues in steady rise

Halliwell Landau’s revenues have bounced up 18 per cent The firm recorded a turnover of £31m for the 2001/02 financial year, up on £26.3m the year before.Partners at the top of the equity are understood to have taken home £460,000, a good increase on last year’s £435,000. However, the bottom of equity pays £130,000, which […]

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PR Clifford guns for lawyer after lapdancing scandal

PR Max Clifford has initiated legal proceedings against a solicitor from West End firm Jeffrey Green Russell As revealed in The Lawyer two weeks ago, Clifford is furious at the solicitor for negotiating a confidentiality contract between a lapdancer and his client Bryan Mcfadden of Westlife, and then acting for her in the sale of […]

Camerons doubles Chinese capability

CMS member Lefebvre opens Shanghai practice; Hasche Sigle gets in on the act CMS member Bureau Francis Lefebvre has launched its Shanghai office, which in turn gives a major boost to CMS Cameron McKenna’s China practice. Camerons now has a de facto second office in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and corporate lawyer Molly […]

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