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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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Latham in two partner swoop on Mayer Brown

Latham & Watkins has poached two financial regulatory partners for its Washington DC office from Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw. Brian Smith and Timothy Keehan join Latham as partners 12 years after the pair joined Mayer Brown from Stroock Stroock & Lavan. The team provides a variety of financial institutions, banks and credit card firms […]

Simpson Thacher grabs slice of TDR

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has scored a first instruction from private equity house TDR Capital thanks to the connections of Ashurst old boy Stephen Short. The US firm was contacted by TDR on its bid for pizza chain Ask Central and subsequently gifted Herbert Smith yet another choice referral, instructing the City firm on the […]

The winds of law

In October, The Lawyer journalist Brendan Malkin heads off to Patagonia in South America for a two-week trek across its windswept plains and frozen glaciers. His objective is not just to meet lots of Welsh people (its plains are full of them) or to follow in the footsteps of the great Bruce Chatwin, who in […]

Kendall Freeman media star joins Reed Smith

Kendall Freeman litigation partner Marcus Rutherford is joining Reed Smith Warner Cranston. Rutherford, a commercial litigator with a media bent, stayed at the firm when it restructured itself into an insurance outfit, losing most of its media and property partners and changing its name from DJ Freeman last year. Most of DJ Freeman’s media and […]

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