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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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No5 Chambers barrister successful in Court of Appeal decision regarding community care

Hashi Mohamed, led by David Lock QC, has successfully represented Cornwall Council in a judicial review that No5 Chambers believes is likely to have far-reaching ramifications for local authorities across the country. Over two days on 21–22 January 2014, Elias, Lewison and Floyd LJJ heard arguments from the claimant local authority, Cornwall Council, the Secretary […]

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Hogan Lovells brings counselling in-house as City pushes for mental well-being

Hogan Lovells has taken its counselling service on-site, joining a growing number of UK law firms pushing for better mental health among its staff. The firm has decided to bring its counselling service in-house in order to make it, “more accessible and convenient” for staff, who can now access a counsellor two days a week. […]

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Sackers re-elects Pittaway as senior partner for fourth time

Sackers has re-elected Ian Pittaway as its senior partner for his fourth consecutive term, which will run for three years from April 2014. The firm’s partners voted unanimously for Pittaway in the uncontested election.  Since first becoming senior partner in 2005, Pittaway has helped the single-site pensions boutique to increase its revenue and net profit […]

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​Dickson Minto grows banking practice with son of star partner Barron

Dickson Minto is beefing up its banking department with the hire of Weil Gotshal & Manges senior associate Chris Barron, who is joining the firm as a partner. The hire at the private equity-led firm is particularly notable in that Barron’s father, banking specialist Michael Barron, is an equity partner at Dickson Minto. “For some […]

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