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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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Chiomenti moves into ally Gide’s London offices

Italian firm Chiomenti has moved into the City of London office space rented by its new French ‘best friend’ Gide Loyrette Nouel. Chiomenti has made the move into the 15th floor of 125 Old Broad Street, near Bank, from its previous offices in Berkeley Square, Mayfair. The move comes just months after it emerged that […]

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Work Life Quiz: Joanna Pratt, Thomson Snell & Passmore

What was your first-ever job? Supermarket checkout assistant. What was your worst experience as a trainee? One evening I went to the home of one of our criminal clients with my principal to take a statement for his trial. We sat surrounded by Rottweilers and I decided I didn’t want to do criminal work. What’s […]

A question of jurisdiction

Last May the chairman of Russia’s Supreme Commercial Court Anton Ivanov berated the abuse of ‘forum shopping’ by litigants and advocated that “Russia should guarantee its citizens and entities protection from the unfair competition of foreign judicial systems”. Yet today state-owned Russian bank VTB Capital lost in its attempt to have a conspiracy and fraud […]

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