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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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Garrigues tops Spanish revenue league

Garrigues continues to be the largest Spanish law firm both in terms of income and total number of lawyers, but revenue per lawyer (RPL) is still substantially lower than at its major competitors. According to the annual ranking of Spanish law firms published by the newspaper Expansion, Garrigues brought in Euro296.8m (£256.5m) during its 2008 […]

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Field Fisher lays off another seven fee-earners

Field Fisher Waterhouse has laid off seven fee-earners at the end of its third redundancy consultation. Field Fisher Waterhouse has laid off seven fee-earners at the end of its third redundancy consultation. The firm began consulting with fee-earners in its real estate, corporate and commercial practices last month and, while seven people have come forward […]

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Citi law firm guru predicts end of associate lockstep

Citi Private Bank’s Dan DiPietro, one of the world’s best-known specialists on law firm finances, is urging New York’s top firms to take a lead in reshaping associate compensation. DiPietro, head of Citi ­Private Bank’s law firm group, says there is “a real opportunity” for top-tier firms to be innovative if they are prepared to […]

France’s Cotty Vivant boosts partnership with double promotion

French firm Cotty Vivant Marchisio & Lauzeral has promoted two associates to partner, bringing its partner headcount to 14. Roman Chiss and Franck Le Mentec will both be partners in Cotty Vivant’s Paris office. The firm also has a presence in Tokyo, Singapore and Dubai. Chiss is an employment lawyer and will lead the team […]

Quinn Emanuel bags A&O partner

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges is preparing for the pickup in finance-related litigation with the hire of Allen & Overy (A&O) structured finance star Dan Cunningham. As TheLawyer.com revealed (19 March), the A&O US senior partner is defecting to the litigation firm in July. Cunningham joins as a partner in New York in the […]

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