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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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Professional Negligence: World wary

The risk of prosecution from another jurisdiction has grown exponentially in today’s global marketplace, making caution, risk management and insurance key planks for any adviser, says Matt Andrews This article is focused on extraterritorial risk: risks to UK-based professionals as a result of events in foreign jurisdictions. It is not about extraterrestrial risks, as assumed […]

Standard Chartered unites legal teams

Standard Chartered Bank has overhauled its in-house legal function by combining the wholesale banking legal team with the central legal function. The legal group and wholesale banking legal team comprise 32 and 60 lawyers respectively. The combined team will be headed by group head of legal James Ellington, who took on the role in December […]

Simpson Thacher and Davis Polk steer KKR towards IPO

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Davis Polk & Wardwell have landed key roles advising on Kolberg Kravis Roberts’ (KKR) proposed stock market flotation. The private equity giant yesterday (3 July) filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) outlining its intention to raise up to $1.25bn (£620m) through an IPO on […]

MBRM beefs up Cologne with CC hires

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM) is to boost its German insurance practice with the addition of Clifford Chance counsel Ulrike Monnich and associate Michael Marx. Monnich and Marx, who currently work in Clifford Chance’s Düsseldorf office, are set to join MBRM’s Cologne office on 1 August as counsel and associate respectively. At MBRM the […]

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