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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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Tax specialist aids assets scheme

Surrey-based tax specialist Nicholas Acomb has helped launch a Scottish Amicable insurance policy designed to help parents pass on assets to children while providing for the growing need for expensive nursing home care. Acomb, partner with Guildford and Farnham-based firm Stevens & Bolton, says people are increasingly hesitant to transfer assets to children because of […]

Litigation Writs 08/11/94

Dr John Clare, of Cowley, Middlesex, is suing Patrick Hunter for aggravated damages following an alleged wrongful assault in August this year. Writ issued by Dr Clare in person. C2224 The British Coal Corporation is being sued for over u2 million for alleged breach of contract. Currall Lewis and Martin, of Handsworth, Birmingham, claim the […]

US lawyer's warning on damages

THE BAKER & McKenzie $7 million sexual harassment decision showed that the employer’s response was on trial as much as the conduct of the individual concerned, says a US firm. Baker & McKenzie hit the headlines last September when it made a record pay-out to a secretary who was sexually harassed by a former partner. […]

Mackay soothes stipe fears

THE SENSITIVE issue of working relationships between stipendiary and lay magistrates – including a possible new title for stipes – is being reviewed by the Lord Chancellor. The review is being carried out by a working party set up to consider recommendations by the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice, which could lead to structural changes […]

Launch for Sifa network

Fennell Betson and Michael Kavanagh report The Solicitors for Financial Advice (Sifa) has formally launched its Sifa network for firms interested in developing financial services. “There has been considerable interest in the concept,” says Sifa’s Ian Muirhead. But he does not expect the network to start until after a meeting of the advisory firms panel […]

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