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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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Sadanandan: Latham’s first female London managing partner

Latham & Watkins has named finance partner Jay Sadanandan as its first female London managing partner following the decision of previous incumbent Nick Cline to step down. (continues) Also on www.thelawyer.com: Cooley has advised UK shale gas business IGas Energy (IGas) on a £168m farm-out deal with Swiss company Ineos in its first high-profle closing […]

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Wragge Lawrence Graham expands Paris team with WFW infrastructure hires

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has added an infrastructure and projects team from Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) to its Paris office, giving it the ability to compete for francophone African deals. Partners Jérôme Pentecoste and Emmanuel Paillard have brought associates Julie Vuagnoux and Paul Peyret and assistant Sonia Gomez with them to Wragge Lawrence […]

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The offshore legal market has seen another year of growth, The Lawyer can reveal, with turnover rising by an average of 13.8 per cent among those firms which disclose it. The annual Offshore Top 30 report, published today, shows that headcount has continued to grow among the 30 largest firms operating in the key offshore […]

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