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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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A&O helps brighten futures for women living in hostels

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) pro bono initiatives have resulted in the magic circle firm providing invaluable support to Tower Hamlets-based self-help organisation Mosaada. “Although many people may have not heard much about the organisation, it has caught the imagination of our staff,” says Linda Okeke, A&O’s pro bono and community support officer. Mosaada (which means […]

Richards Butler hires insurance ace for London

Richards Butler has bolstered its insurance and reinsurance group with the lateral hire of Hill Dickinson partner Chris Zavos, who joins as a partner in London. Zavos has expertise in the marine and energy insurance sectors. At Hill Dickinson, Zavos advised underwriters on coverage issues in a broad range of hull, cargo, energy, yacht, construction […]

HSBC seeks worldwide fee rate from global panel

HSBC Holdings is demanding a single worldwide rate from firms seeking a place on the bank’s global panel. The bank has told firms that if they win a place on the coveted panel they will automatically qualify to pitch for work outside the UK. It is understood that in return firms must include a common […]

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The Bar Council’s new direct access rules leave barristers wide open to negligence claims The floodgates for claims did not open following the decision in Arthur JS Hall v Simons (2000) to abolish a barrister’s automatic immunity from negligence claims arising from court work. However, following the Bar Council’s introduction of rules permitting direct access […]

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