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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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In the badlands

With the number of cross-border disputes set to escalate, in-house counsel have identified China, Russia and the US as the jurisdictions of greatest concern. By Christopher Grierson, with Mark Lin, Yevgeny Perkunov and Edward Schorr As the recent turmoil in the financial markets has shown, markets across the globe are now inextricably interlinked. As such, […]

Separated at birth

Of all the big showbiz names, there can’t be many who boast such a diverse fan base as Welsh songbird Charlotte Church. Your gran loves her classical CDs. So does your mum. Gruff, tough rugby fans who know her as Gavin Henson’s girlfriend think she’s a bit of all right, as do readers of FHM […]

Linklaters curtails client base to focus attention on major players

Linklaters curtails client base to focus attention on major players” />Linklaters is in the process of slashing its client base in an attempt to reduce conflicts and focus its ­business solely on large global entities. Managing partner Simon Davies, who is leading the project, carried out a similar exercise at the beginning of the decade […]

Spot the difference

During his many years as a legal market commentator, Tulkinghorn has noticed that law firms tend to copy each other every now and again. If one gets a US merger partner then all the rest want one too, and so on. Some are a bit late in copying, but do so nonetheless. An eagle-eyed law […]

Eversheds elbows out BLP to secure Thames Gateway property work

Eversheds has scored the lead role to advise the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC) on real estate matters. The firm edged out Berwin Leighton Paisner, LTGDC’s former external adviser, to take the lead on real estate transactions that will span eight London ­boroughs. LTGDC chief executive Peter Andrews said: “Eversheds is a leading advisory […]

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