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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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Pannone partners break three-year lock-in to leave Slater & Gordon

At least two legacy Pannone partners have managed to exit Australian-listed Slater & Gordon and others are negotiating exits despite a three-year lock-in. Just six months after Manchester-based Pannone was acquired by consumer giant Slater & Gordon, construction partner Sean McCay and travel injury partner Clare Campbell have left and at least two more partners are […]

No5 Chambers’ Richard Gibbs client acquitted in £1.7m tobacco smuggling case

Richard Gibbs’ client has been acquitted in a case where the defendant and two others where charged with a £1.7m conspiracy to evade tax on the importation of tobacco. HMRC seized the tobacco in the form of cigarettes and hand-rolled tobacco from addresses in Wolverhampton during 2012 and 2013. Shahab Ali, represented by Gibbs, has been found not […]

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Weil high yield star Strauss returns to Simpson Thacher as equity partner

Four years ago, in July 2010, Simpson Thacher lost an up-and-coming high yield counsel to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, having passed him by for partnership (26 July 2010).  Just over four years later, and Gil Strauss is strolling back through the firm’s door as an equity partner.  During his time away from the firm, Strauss embarked on quite a […]

Khaitan & Co advises Hay Group on acquisition of Talent Q

Khaitan & Co has acted as Indian legal adviser to Hay Group USA in relation to the acquisition of the Talent Q International group.  Hay Group is a global management consultancy firm with more than 87 offices in 49 countries. Partner Rabindra Jhunjhunwala advised on the corporate aspects and executive director Daksha Baxi advised on […]

Khaitan & Co advises Quadria Investment Management on fund setup

Khaitan & Co has acted as fund counsel to Quadria Investment Management, which has set up the India Build Out Fund-II, a trust registered with SEBI as a Category II alternative investment fund (AIF). The fund will invest predominantly in growth-stage companies targeting the domestic consumption sectors. Khaitan partner Bijal Ajinkya represented the client on […]

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