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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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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North West firm Brabners has hired two partners from rival regional firms to take its total partner tally to 79. Lachlan Nisbet joins from Hill Dickinson, which has recently seen a number of partner departures to firms including Gunnercooke (18 September 2013), HLW Keeble Hawson (15 August 2013) and Knights, which bolted on the firm’s […]

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Funds advisory company hires CC lawyer to strengthen in-house team

Funds placement and secondaries advisory business Campbell Lutyens has appointed Clifford Chance associate Michael Lampshire to its in-house team as regulation hits the industry. Lampshire joins Campbell Lutyens’ general counsel Penny Walker, who has headed up the company’s legal function since 2010.  The hire is intended to help Campbell Lutyens address the growing regulatory focus […]

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