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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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NAUTA Dutilh, the largest law firm in the Netherlands, has become the third Dutch firm to open a London office since 1990. The office, in the City, will be staffed by partner Diederik van Wassenaer and two associates. Van Wassenaer said there were three reasons the firm had opened shop in London. “First, quite a […]

Rival firms abandon Newmarket

Two rival Cambridge regional firms are to close their Newmarket offices following internal shake-ups in which one firm will lose three of its long-standing partners. The Taylor Vinters branch office, best known for its bloodstock department headed by Jeremy Richardson, will close in October. Hewitson Becke + Shaw is pulling out of the town later […]

Home is where the computer is

Among the barrage of tables and statistics in a recent survey from the Law Society – Trends in the Solicitors’ Profession, Annual Statistical Report 1995 – there is one sentence that stands out. “There has been little change in the structure of private practice. Growth in the number of firms was almost entirely accounted for […]

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Foreign lawyers in Poland have hired a PR firm to lobby the government to let them stay in business in the wake of a threat from local lawyers. The two branches of the Polish legal profession are proposing a law change which would effectively send foreign law firms home. In response to a request from […]

Time slipping away in hunt for lawyer's lawyer

TIME is running out for The Lawyer readers to cast their votes for the legal personality of the year. Votes have been flooding in for all the nominated contenders in this year’s race to name the lawyer’s lawyer. Last year, the top award went to Civil Court reformer Lord Woolf. The 22 nominees are listed […]

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