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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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Citizens Advice forewarns swingeing cuts to legal aid

Legal aid proposals put forward by the Legal Services Commission (LSC) late last month are set to limit access to justice for many people, according to charity Citizens Advice. A consultation paper released on 22 July entitled ‘A New Focus for Civil Legal Aid’ proposes changes to legal aid funding that will restrict access to […]

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Calm in a crisis

Crisis? What crisis? Peter Power on the importance of preparing for and dealing with the worst when it happens Some years ago, businesses only talked about ‘disaster recovery plans’ which, as their title suggests, dealt specifically with trying to recover operations post-event, rather than increasing resilience and planning to continue key activities irrespective of the […]

Bevan Ashford poaches top staff from rival Wragge & Co

Bevan Ashford has raided regional rival Wragge & Co to scoop a top local government specialist and an associate to bolster its public sector team. Peter Keith-Lucas will arrive from the Birmingham firm where he has headed up the local government department for the past seven years. The firm also snapped up his Wragges colleague […]

Walker Morris leads Cleveland Bridge claim

Walker Morris leads Cleveland Bridge claim” />Leeds firm Walker Morris is representing Cleveland Bridge in its High Court claim against Multiplex for breach of contract. Multiplex, the contractor working on the new Wembley Stadium, is being defended in the action by Clifford Chance litigation partner Alex Panayides (left). Head of construction Martin Scott is leading […]

CC salaried partner revolt wins promotion shake-up

Partnership ballot on second gateway to equity abolished; three-year track rolled out worldwide Clifford Chance salaried partners have scored a victory over their status as the firm prepares to introduce a simplified system for reaching equity. The new process arrives after months of consultation, led by partner John Barnard, following a backlash from salaried partners […]

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