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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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Beresfords faces SRA over coalminers’ fees

A solicitors’ disciplinary hearing against Jim Beresford of Beresfords Solicitors kicked off today, with the name partner facing 11 allegations of misconduct. A solicitors’ disciplinary hearing against the UK’s richest lawyer, Jim Beresford of Doncaster-based Beresfords Solicitors, kicked off today, with the name partner and his colleague Douglas Smith facing 11 allegations of misconduct. Fountain […]

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Two UK firms fall victim to the crunch

The economic crisis has claimed its first two substantial victims in the British legal sector. The economic crisis has claimed its first two substantial victims in the legal sector. London firm Saunders Solicitors, which had 10 partners and a turnover of £2.5m, was wound up in October by administrators BDO Stoy Hayward, drafting in a […]

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Thompsons goes up against ex-partner

Thompsons is set to go head-to-head with former partner Stefan Cross in a case that could have far-reaching implications for equal pay cases in Scotland. Thompsons partner Syd Smith is acting for Unison member Jacqueline Quinn in a claim against Cross. Cross threatened legal action against Quinn after she refused to pay a £500 contractual […]

Client relationship managers start network

Client relationship managers have set up a network to tackle issues facing client account professionals. Members will discuss best practice, career progression, professional standards and the possibility of increased regulation of the role. The network was set up by Clifford Chance client relationship managers Eric Toh and Claire Rowles, but is open to staff at […]

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