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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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In brief: Lovells litigator becomes senior partner

Andrew Walker, 51, takes the helm as senior partner of international firm Lovell White Durrant this week. The first litigator to be made senior partner of the firm, Walker is expected to be “a strong champion of the firm’s international practice, including its cross-border work”. Currently a senior partner in the practice’s commercial litigation practice, […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Duncan Lamont

Duncan Lamont was born in London on 10 June 1961. He is a media lawyer at City firm Biddle & Co. What was your first job? Sheepskin coat salesman, Oxford Street, London. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £30 per week, outdoor clerk East End Solicitors (1979). What would you have done […]

Litigation Writs 05/03/96

High Court action has been launched against a rattle manufacturer by Mother and Baby magazine after a number of babies were injured by rattles distributed with the magazine. The writ says many of the rattles distributed broke, cutting babies and toddlers on their mouths and faces, while other babies coughed and choked on broken parts […]

Responsibility with integrity

In response to your article, ‘Angry CPS lawyers threaten strike’ (23 April) I wish to clarify the position of the FDA CPS Section, which represents the majority of lawyers within the CPS, and to correct a number of factual inaccuracies. The original motion considered by the CPS Section Council had been circulated prior to publication […]

Expert sceptical of CSA success claims

A leading family lawyer has sharply criticised claims by the Child Support Agency that it has significantly improved performance in the past year. Susan Deas, chair of the Child Support Act committee of the Solicitors Family Law Association, said figures in the interim end-of-year report should be taken “with a large pinch of salt”. The […]

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