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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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All-change as sets opt for fast-track growth

The “football transfer culture’ at the Bar may be seen as an “undesirable trend’, but it is nonetheless an irreversible one, writes Shaun Pye When 13 Old Square recruited six juniors from rival sets last autumn, clerks were quick to shrug it off. “It’s like a stone hitting a pool,” said one. “There’ll be a […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Paula Feldman

Paula Feldman was born in 1960 in London. She is a solicitor in the media litigation group at Richards Butler. What was your first job? Selling antiques in Portobello Market. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £80 per week plus luncheon vouchers worth 25p per day. What would you have done if […]

LCD unveils major upgrade of Web site

The Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD) has completed a major upgrade of its Internet Web site, following a significant upsurge in interest in its home pages. The LCD’s previous temporary site went from recording just 300 visits, or “hits”, a week, to well over 5,500 a week in the space of a year. The record for […]

Agreeing on tenancy rights

Regarding Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council’s new Tenancy Agreement, I read with some surprise the comments of Mr Johnson (The Lawyer 10 February), arguing it could impinge on civil liberties. Mr Johnson was given the opportunity to comment on the Tenancy Agreement during our extensive consultation process. He failed to do so. As the article makes […]

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