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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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As beloved as those technical intricacies and the minutiae of a contract may be to many lawyers, there are few among you who would say: “Tax is sexy, tax is cool.” So what chance a tutor to convince his students of just that?Well, it seems that the College of Law in York has a wizard […]

Holland & Knight freezes pay scales

Holland & Knight has frozen associate salaries as part of an ongoing cost-saving process and a more radical shake-up of its compensation system Associates will not proceed automatically to the next salary step when they move up a ‘class’.Deputy managing partner Robert Rhodes said that all remuneration issues, including salaries, billable hours and bonuses, were […]

Keeping the faith

Among the stormy seas of recent corporate events, the ‘good faith’ section of the Marine Insurance Act 1906 has been making waves of its own. Joanna Goldsworthy reports Commercial events of 2001 were dominated by several high-profile corporate collapses, including Railtrack, Equitable Life, Independent Insurance and, most spectacularly of all, Enron.The issues raised by these […]

Revealed: Ince and Clyde dominate Commercial Court

Mr Justice Colman has revealed that shipping litigation specialists Ince & Co and Clyde & Co carry out half of the work in the Commercial Court The announcement comes at an opportune time for the two firms because a special Commercial Court working party has been set up to collaborate with the Lord Chancellor’s Department […]

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