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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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THE LEGAL profession is at loggerheads over how to cut the amount of time it takes to get major fraud and corruption cases into court. The row erupted after the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) revealed that it was taking almost double the time to get its cases to court than three years ago. The SFO’s […]

Bristows suffers dip in financials as office move takes its toll

REVENUE at IP boutique Bristows has taken a downward turn, falling by £100,000 to £20m, in a year of massive upheaval for the firm. In March five litigation partners quit to set up rival IP boutique Powell Gilbert, but co-managing partner Paul Walsh denied that this was a reason for the static figures. He said: […]

Associates in management: Hear today, here tomorrow

As firms seek to retain talent, associates are increasingly being given a voice Two years ago The Lawyer reported that Allen & Overy (A&O) had an associate attrition rate of nearly 25 per cent. Since then, both within A&O and in the market generally, there has been an obsession with how to hire the best […]

Herbies and Linklaters act on Friends Provident mega-merger

Herbert Smith and Linklaters have landed key roles advising on the proposed merger of life office giants Resolution and Friends Provident. The insurance firms, both members of the FTSE 100, are in advanced talks about merging to create an £8bn life office. Herbert Smith, which has acted for both Friends Provident and Resolution in the […]

DLA Piper, Eversheds named on easyJet’s first legal panel

BUDGET airline easyJet has created its first-ever legal panel, with DLA Piper and Eversheds among the 10 firms appointed. Other firms included are Norton Rose, which was already the company’s primary corporate adviser, and Taylor Wessing. The shake-up is the work of Giles Pemberton, who took over as general counsel and company secretary in April […]

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