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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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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Celebrity lawyers aim for ‘divorces with dignity’

An alliance of high profile lawyers to the stars are teaming up to launch a popular US alternative dispute resolution procedure for divorces in London this week. The Central London Collaborative Forum (CLCF) aims to reduce the costs and acrimony involved in the divorces of the rich and famous. Manches partner James Stewart, one of […]

Tavernier retirement sparks Gide shake-up

Gerard Tavernier, the legendary senior partner of France’s largest independent law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel, is set to retire from the firm in December. Tavernier hands over the reins to Pierre Raoul-Duval, who was elected unopposed after the partnership decided he was the obvious choice to succeed Tavernier. Tavernier said: “Pierre has played a major […]

DLA Piper boosts Dutch tax team

DLA Piper has bolstered its Amsterdam tax practice with a raid on Ernst & Young, continuing its European hiring spree. The firm has hired partner Paulus Merks to work with regional tax head Roderik Bouwman. His practice focuses on the domestic and international tax aspects of M&A deals, public offerings, and structured finance transactions. Merks […]

Freshfields loses second office this year

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer ’s five-partner Budapest office has claimed its independence from the magic circle firm. The Budapest office, which Freshfields opened in 1989, will launch as an independent firm known as Oppenheim on 1 November, Freshfields announced internally last night (1 October). It will be a preferred firm but not part of the Freshfields […]

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