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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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Hogan Lovells to review stress management in wake of partner’s suicide

Hogan Lovells has pledged to examine its policies and procedures around workplace stress and mental health in the wake of the death of IP partner David Latham earlier this year. The inquest into Latham’s death opened yesterday (12 September) at Westminster Coroner’s Court. The Hogan Lovells partner threw himself under a tube train on 15 […]

EMIR and collateral costs for pension funds: new framework

There’s good news and more clarity for pension funds reviewing their derivatives investment strategy in the light of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). The final framework for margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives confirms thresholds and relaxations, which, if adopted by the joint European supervisory authorities for EMIR, should go some way to reduce […]

TUPE changes U-turn: evolution not revolution

By Simon FennellThe government has confirmed that amendments will be made to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) Regulations 2006, early next year. However, the service change provisions will not be repealed as had previously been expected. Two years on from announcing its intention to overhaul the TUPE Regulations, the Department for Business Innovation […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Freetech Road Recycling Technology on IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman advised Freetech Road Recycling Technology (Holdings) Limited on its HKD$863,200,000 (£71m) listing on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited by way of a Hong Kong public offer and international offer. Anna Chong of Conyers’ Hong Kong office advised on this matter and worked alongside Orrick, Herrington […]

Luxembourg websites: how to manage cookies

Cookies are small text files placed by a website server on the user’s terminal device when visiting a website. They can be used for several purposes, and especially for targeted advertising and marketing. Concerned about users’ privacy and fearing online tracking of individuals, the European Union has issued, in 2009, new regulations reinforcing the protection […]

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