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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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Three-quarters of top UK firms are flexible-friendly

More than three-quarters of the UK’s top 50 law firms have introduced flexible working, while almost half now offer an alternative career path, The Lawyer’s exclusive research can reveal. Regional-based firm Mills & Reeve saw the highest take-up of flexible working, with 153 of its 407 fee-earners having left the traditional nine-to-five day behind. This […]

UK Overview

In previous years this regular feature has revealed the top 50 firms by London revenues. But why be so exclusive? In a global legal market divisions between revenues originated from the City and those from the regions at UK-headquartered firms are arguably meaningless. This year we have widened the scope to look at the top […]

The North

Firms in the North of England had a successful 2006-07 financial year by and large, with Newcastle-based firm Dickinson Dees bringing in the most revenue per lawyer(RPL) out of the top 11 firms. A 17.9 per cent increase on last year’s £235,000 brought the total to a more than healthy £277,000. Managing partner Neil Braithwaite […]

Beachcroft to reduce carbon footprint

Beachcroft has joined the carbon footprint bandwagon, pledging to reduce its carbon emissions by 5 per cent. •Beachcroft has joined the carbon footprint bandwagon, pledging to reduce its carbon emissions by 5 per cent. The firm already has one of the lowest footprints in the legal industry, producing 4,526 tonnes of carbon dioxide, the equivalent […]

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