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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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Today saw Bernie Ecclestone under fire yet again. The Formula 1 boss has been reported to have come to a settlement agreement with the German courts to drop the bribery case for which he was due to stand trial. The agreement? A whopping cash donation of $100m (£60m) awarded to the Munich court. The story, […]

No5 Chambers barristers act for Persimmon Homes in Lichfield planning case

Mrs Justice Patterson (Planning Court, sitting in Birmingham) handed down judgment in R (IM Properties) v Lichfield District Council on 18 July 2014. Jerry Cahill QC, Satnam Choongh and James Corbert Burcher from No5 Chambers acted for the second interested party, Persimmon Homes. The Lichfield District Local Plan: Strategy was submitted for examination in March […]

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Baker & McKenzie bolsters Jo’burg with competition bolt-on

Baker & McKenzie has kickstarted a South African competition practice with the acquisition of local firm Vani Chetty Competition Law. Name partner Vani Chetty joins Baker & McKenzie as a partner in Johannesburg, bringing with her her entire team.  The competition team adds to the firm’s existing South Africa capabilities in banking and finance, capital […]

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Cecconi’s, Mayfair

Nicky Richmond loves the starter and main at Cecconi’s, but misses dessert. I was once summoned to Cecconi’s by a client, who uses this as an alternative office. He has his own table. Obviously. It reminds me of a story told by C about his father, sitting in a steakhouse in Buffalo, NY. He noticed […]

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