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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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Oppenhoff reels from IP partner exodus

Oppenhoff & Rädler’s Cologne office is losing four of its intellectual property (IP) partners, leading to speculation that the firm is winding down its IP practice. Rainer Jacobs is setting up his own practice in Cologne and Joachim Wessel is joining BBLP Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wegener in Düsseldorf where he will establish an IP […]

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Talking Shop

With plans to open new stores and international expansion on the cards, the compact legal team at Debenhams certainly has enough to keep it occupied for the time being. Mary Murphy reports Tomorrow, 16 January, will see the release of key figures that will gauge just how many shoppers Debenhams has persuaded to part with […]

Testa Hurwitz hikes salaries for assistants

Boston high-tech law firm Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault is reigniting the US salary war by hiking pay for assistants across the board. All associates at the 300-lawyer firm will get an increase of $10,000 (£6,700), which will mean first-years go up to earning $150,000 (£100,000) a year. Testa Hurwitz was the first firm outside California […]

Lovells fights to shore up Doughty Hanson and PPM

PPM Ventures and Doughty Hanson are scrutinising their future relationship with Lovells after the loss of their client partner. The doubts surrounding the future of two of Lovells’ most high-profile clients springs from the recently announced departure of Allan Murray-Jones, a highly-rated corporate finance partner who specialises in private equity work. A source close to […]

Dechert chief moves to the White House

The head of the Washington office of newly-merged firm Dechert is joining the White House senior staff alongside president-elect George W Bush. Complex commercial litigation partner Lewis Libby will hold three titles: assistant to the president, chief of staff to the vice-president and assistant to the vice-president for national security affairs. Before joining Dechert, Libby […]

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