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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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•Richard Kovalevsky QC of 18 Red Lion Court and Dean George of 15 New Bridge Street have joined criminal law set 2 Bedford Row. •Welsh firm Harding Evans has recruited probate and inheritance tax partners Margaret Banks, Sarah Lahive and Paul Lindsey. They join from Forrester & Forrester, RTL Solicitors and TS Edwards & Son […]

Travers cleans up on second MBO in two days

Addleshaw Goddard, Travers Smith and DLA Piper have grabbed the lead roles on the £500m management buyout of cleaning and maintenance company Enterprise. DLA Piper acted for longstanding client Enterprise on the take-private that was backed by private equity company 3i. Manchester-based corporate partner Stephen Devlin led the team for Enterprise. 3i created a newco […]

Chiomenti launches in Beijing

Chiomenti will be the first Italian independent to launch in China, which it is doing with a former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer associate. Gianluca D’Agnolo, formerly a Beijing-based associate at Freshfields, will head Chiomenti’s Beijing office, which has just been granted its licence by the Chinese Ministry of Justice. London-based Chiomenti corporate partner Luigi Bendi will […]

Bircham ramps up with Simmons raid

Bircham Dyson Bell has moved to expand its burgeoning planning practice with a raid on Simmons & Simmons. Planning partner John Qualtrough joins Bircham today (26 March) to work alongside partner Mark Challis and add weight to one of the UK’s largest dedicated planning practices. Head of major projects Robbie Owen said: “We’re working on […]

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