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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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Bray upbeat as CC US figures show promise

Clifford Chance’s US practice recorded exactly the same increase in turnover as the UK practice did last year. Even so, the firm’s profitability was still way below expectations.Revenue per partner is actually higher among the Americans than it is in London – the average partner brings in around £1.9m in the US compared with nearer […]

Rosenblatt in 'lapdancing' outburst

Rosenblatt’s senior partner has launched an extraordinary attack on one of his partners, who has left to join Osborne Clarke’s technology, media and telecoms (TMT) department. Robert Courtneidge, a consumer finance and technology expert, left Rosenblatt earlier this month to become a partner in Osborne Clarke’s London office. He joined Rosenblatt from his own three-partner […]

Beiten-Simmons merger talks hanging by a thread

Troubled German firm BBLP Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wegener has held an emergency meeting for its partners to discuss the future of the firm, following Simmons & Simmons’ decision to put merger talks on hold. The meeting, which took place yesterday (29 July), was called to sort out internal problems within the firm so that […]

Uría champs at bit as it plays EU-Portuguese waiting game

The transposition of the European Union (EU) Rights of Establishment Directive into Portuguese law is delaying the opening of a number of offices, including a Uría & Menéndez office. On 20 July, the directive allowing EU firms to open in any EU country was transposed into Portuguese national law.Spanish firm Uría hopes to be able […]

7 Bedford Row snr clerk steps down

After serving nearly 12 months notice, Chris Owen, 7 Bedford Row’s highly respected senior clerk, is finally leaving chambers. From the end of October, Owen will be able to embark on his new career as a consultant to the legal profession.Owen’s notice period has been so drawn out because of the difficulty the chambers has […]

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