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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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There are many practical issues associated with the tracing of assets in which lawyers and forensic accountants tend to get involved. Will Kenyon reports The phrase ‘asset-tracing’ means different things in different contexts. On the one hand, it is used as shorthand for the processes by which misappropriated assets are identified, located and ultimately recovered. […]

Adams looks for new niche in Canary Wharf

East London firm Adams is opening a third office in Canary Wharf in a bid to reposition itself as a boutique corporate and finance practice. The new office, on the 29th floor of One Canada Square, will open on 1 September with an estimated 18 staff and will specialise in corporate, finance and property. The […]

Simmons loses lawyer to Competition Commission

Simmons & Simmons competition partner Clare Potter is leaving to join the Competition Commission, where the firm’s former head of competition, Peter Freeman, is deputy chair. Potter is joining as general counsel and will replace Brian McHenry, who moved to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) earlier this year to take up the newly created […]

Bevan Ashford poaches top staff from rival Wragge & Co

Bevan Ashford has raided regional rival Wragge & Co to scoop a top local government specialist and an associate to bolster its public sector team. Peter Keith-Lucas will arrive from the Birmingham firm where he has headed up the local government department for the past seven years. The firm also snapped up his Wragges colleague […]

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