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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 […]

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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In brief: Pensions group appoints new chair

The Association of Pension Lawyers has appointed a Freshfields partner as its new chair for a two-year term. Ken Dierden has been a member of the main committee of APL for six years and was previously chair of its legislative and parliamentary sub committee. He was elected to his new post at the association AGM […]

Legal unity talks

The British Council and the British Italian Law Association will hold a conference on the internationalisation of European Union law in Bologna this week. The conference, to be held from 30 November to 2 December, will examine the legal harmonisation process and discover whether a “two speed” Europe is in the best interests of the […]

Norton Rose seeks inheritance reform

CITY FIRM Norton Rose is campaigning for a client who is in dispute with the Inland Revenue over an arrangement to reduce inheritance tax. The firm made the arrangement in 1989 for the freehold of Lady Ingram’s property to be transferred to her children before she died, but for her to remain in the house […]

Two heads are better than one

It is sound sense to expand the financial services department as soon as that becomes a viable proposition. This is especially true since there are difficulties when only one executive is doing the specialised work. What happens when the executive is on holiday, ill or on maternity leave? This happened in our practice a while […]

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