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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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TWO high-profile solicitors from very different legal fields have joined well-known chambers after deciding to transfer to the Bar. Stephen Cragg, the Public Law Project’s most senior solicitor, and Linklaters & Paines partner James Flynn are the latest solicitor converts to the Bar. Cragg has taken up a pupillage at the civil liberties set 2 […]

Small group with big plans for reform

Sir Nicholas Lyell was among a small group of demonstrators outside the Royal Courts of Justice last Wednesday. He was not the Attorney-General but a man who changed his name to mark his frustration at having a vexatious litigant order issued against him. Like the others, he was there to register his discontent with the […]

Nortons denies problems as eight quit property dept

THE COMMERCIAL Property Department at City firm Norton Rose has been hit by a rash of defections among its senior assistant solicitor ranks. In the past few months, five of the department’s high ranking assistants have left to join other firms, with one of them joining as a partner. Three juniors have also handed in […]

Israeli lawyer talks of peace go-ahead

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process will not be stalled by the apparently hawkish new right wing Likud government of Israel, said the lawyer who brokered peace with the PLO. Joel Singer, who conducted the secret Oslo negotiations with PLO officials and drafted the resulting historic agreement on self-government for Palestinians, was speaking at the launch of […]

No more admin for SEG, says Law Soc

The Law Society is proposing to stop minute-taking and running the membership list for the Solicitors European Group. “The SEG is in an anomalous position,” said Jonathan Goldsmith, the society’s international head, pointing out that administrative support is normally only provided to groups that have difficulty gaining access to the profession, such as women, the […]

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