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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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Reed Smith in Greenberg team swoop

Reed Smith is taking on an e-commerce team from Florida firm Greenberg Traurig to increase the size of its New York office. The co-head of Greenberg’s New York e-commerce practice Joseph Rosenbaum is moving with counsel Daniel Schnapp and two associates.Rosenbaum will head Reed Smith‘s New York e-commerce practice and will join the business and […]

Hammonds Birmingham head joins client's board

Hammond Suddards Edge has announced the partnership retirement of Birmingham office head James Retallack as he plans to take up a new role on the board of longstanding client Aggregate Industries. Retallack was senior partner of Edge Ellison from 1998 and played an integral role in the August 2000 merger to create Hammond Suddards Edge. […]

London pulls away from regional law firms with assistant salary increases

Regional firms are being left behind in the salary wars, according to a new survey commissioned by The Lawyer. The latest survey by TMP QD Legal shows the UK legal market remaining buoyant, with most rises above the rate of inflation. However, the London salary hikes have not been matched in the regions.TMP director Will […]

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