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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: Holden receives time-honoured title

Barrister John Ogilvie Holden has been sworn in as Chancellor of the Diocese of Manchester, at a ceremony held at Bishopscourt on 2 January. Holden, a barrister with Lincoln’s and Gray’s Inns, was a founder member of the Ecclesiastical Law Society, and sits as chairman on various medical and social security tribunals. His new role, […]

Online and on course for more business

Size has become a big issue in the law. Being bigger is a fine obsession. We would all love a larger slice of the big five law firms’ client base. But it is not a life or death matter. No law firm is going to close down because it does not have the right number […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 14/01/97

Deportation and the public interest Goremsandu v Secretary of State for the Home Department (1996) Court: CA (Stuart-Smith LJ, Rose LJ and Sir John Balcombe) Summary: When the Home Secretary is to consider deportation of an offender, a factor which may outweigh the likelihood of the offender not offending again is where the offence is […]

Law Lords look at confiscation loophole

Legal powers relating to the seizure of the goods of those convicted of drug trafficking are to be tested by the Law Lords later this year. They have just given leave for an appeal by the Customs & Excise against a Court of Appeal decision on 19 February 1996 quashing a confiscation order made in […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 14/01/97

Giuseppina Stefania Silvio, 37, admitted 1990, practising at material time as an assistant solicitor with Hudson Freeman Berg, London W1, fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £1,440 costs. Allegations substantiated she sought to deceive her principals about the performance of her professional duties by entering fictitious entries in a court diary and representing she attended […]

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