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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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Marked increase in employment tribunal cases

Employment tribunal cases continued to rise during 2006-07, up 15 per cent on the previous year, figures from the Tribunals Service have revealed. During the last financial year, the number of cases brought to tribunals totalled 132,577 while the number of cases disposed of also rose, up 19 per cent from 86,083 in 2005-06 to […]

UK Overview

In previous years this regular feature has revealed the top 50 firms by London revenues. But why be so exclusive? In a global legal market divisions between revenues originated from the City and those from the regions at UK-headquartered firms are arguably meaningless. This year we have widened the scope to look at the top […]

Private client and family

After months of headline-grabbing, record-setting divorce cases and discrimination disputes, such as the £48m Charman divorce award, private client and family law still remain in a state of flux. In July the Law Commission revealed recommendations for cohabiting couples who split up, saying they should be given the equivalent rights as divorcing couples, while the […]

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Norton Rose swoop” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/8943_5_clydes.gif” />Clyde & Co aims to grow its global aviation finance team by 40 per cent within two years and has kick-started the process with the appointment of Norton Rose of counsel Leigh Borrello in Singapore. Borrello, who starts today (3 September) as a partner, will head an on-the-ground team […]

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