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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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Temple sets make plans for October wedding

TWO CHAMBERS in the Temple have merged after a mass of tenant defections from one of the sets. Raymond Walker QC’s set in 1 Harcourt Buildings will be joining Simon Buckhaven’s set in the same building from the beginning of October. The move follows the departure of 10 barristers from Walker’s chambers over the past […]

In brief: Extradition hopes improve for Leeson

Extradition to the UK of Nick Leeson, the dealer blamed with bringing down Barings bank, could follow an action launched by the Barings Perpetual Noteholders’ Action Group, whose members lost £100 million in the bank’s collapse. The City of London Magistrates’ Court issued eight summonses on behalf of the group requiring Leeson to appear on […]

In brief: New Year start for ICI chief legal adviser

ICI has appointed a new general counsel. Michael Herlihy, currently taxation controller, will take up his new post on 1 January next year. He will be the company’s chief legal adviser with responsibility for ensuring the effectiveness of legal and company secretarial services throughout the group. The assistant company secretary Ken Rushton will become company […]

Angry voices, but how high the cost

Last week’s ruling by the European Court of Human Rights on the Gibraltar Three raised a predictable outcry from the usual quarters. Blaming the messenger, government spokesman after government spokesman and Eurosceptic after Eurosceptic condemned the judgment. The decision was described in terms varying from “ludicrous” to “discraceful”. The underlying theme (in the light of […]

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