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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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Lawyers plot a boycott of contract plan

BIRMINGHAM lawyers are to debate how to launch a boycott of the Government’s planned block contracting scheme. The local law society’s criminal law and magistrates court committee will put the issue of block contracting before a full council meeting on 30 October. It resolved to bring the issue before the council after a meeting of […]

Shoosmiths wins Which? apology

Shoosmiths & Harrison has won a High Court apology from the consumer magazine Which? following a year-long libel battle over one of its surveys. The survey on the quality of legal advice, published in Oct ober last year, prompted both sides to launch libel actions against each other – Shoosmiths over the report, and Which? […]

Over a barrel

Seven major brewers – Bass, Whitbread, Scottish and Newcastle, HP Bulmer, Taun-ton Cider, Carlsberg Tetley and Guinness – are seeking an injunction restraining Beer Barrels and Minerals (Wales), of Bridgend, South Wales, from melting down or disposing of aluminium kegs which they claim belong to them. They claim Beer Barrels and Minerals has come into […]

Chambers opts for Ace Infinity system

Alison Laferla reports Two Garden Court is upgrading its computer network. The chambers, headed by Ian Macdonald QC and Owen Davies, will install the Ace Infinity system, enabling it to have internal and external e-mail, and to offer barristers access to their own diaries, the Internet and CD-ROM. The set, which is not disclosing the […]

Bogan warns:”I'll carry on campaign to split functions”

Anthony Bogan has vowed to continue his campaign to split the Law Society’s functions after his defeat by 14,199 votes to 8,881 in the postal ballot last week. Bogan, who is chair of the Solicitors Association, told The Lawyer he was “delighted” with the 40 per cent of the vote he won in the ballot, […]

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