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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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Ntl appoints Fried Frank primary adviser

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has been appointed as the primary legal adviser to telecoms group ntl following a major review of its legal function after its merger with Telewest. The decision is a blow to Travers Smith, which has been ntl’s longstanding UK counsel. However, the company will continue to work with Travers, […]

The work-life quiz: David Taylor

What was your first-ever job?Paper round combined with walking my uncle’s Alsatian, which made life a lot safer in South East London. What was your worst experience as a trainee?I started out in the criminal department at Lovells. During the prosecution of a shoplifter, it became apparent that the store detective was lying. I received […]

Lester Aldridge elects new managing partner

South East firm Lester Aldridge elected head of the dispute resolution group Michael Giddins as its new managing partner yesterday (June 19). Giddins beat rival candidates Rachel Lapworth, head of real estate, and corporate partner Tim Ford to the post. Head of fast-track Karen Savage, who had announced her intention to stand at the end […]

Cheyne wins senior partner race at Linklaters

Veteran corporate partner David Cheyne has won Linklaters’ three-way senior partner race. The magic circle firm confirmed Cheyne’s victory at noon today (19 June). He fought off fierce competition from finance head Giles White and banking partner Robert Elliott. Cheyne who has been a partner since 1980 will succeed outgoing senior partner Anthony Cann on […]

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