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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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Bringing order to libel awards

Princess Diana, David Mellor, Monica Bauwens, Esther Ranzen, Graham Souness – the case book of solicitor Martin Cruddace reads like a celebrity’s Who’s Who. However, Cruddace has never represented any of them. Instead he has been on the defence side of High Court actions brought against Mirror Group Newspapers. In the five and a half […]

Order 17 Litigation/Libel. Damages made good

Lawrence Abramson looks at the recent decision to allow directions on personal injury damages to assist libel juries The awards meted out by libel juries have long been a source of concern for the profession. In the face of ever escalating awards, there is the feeling that the amounts of compensatory and exemplary damages have […]

Top family duo moves over to Withers

LEADING family law firm Gordon Dadds has lost two of its partners to rivals Withers. Gill Doran and James Harcus, who became partners in 1981, leave at the end of March. They join Diana Parker’s team on 1 April. “This is a tremendous opportunity,” said Doran. “Withers is the best private client firm and it’s […]

Hotline anticipates miners judgment

A SOLICITORS’ group handling a mass of industrial injuries claims against British Coal has set up a hotline to cope with the anticipated response to a High Court ruling. The Vibration White Finger Litigation Solicitors’ Group claims the interim ruling at Newcastle High Court could lead to claims from thousands of sufferers of the disease. […]

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