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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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Marine four get on board at Berrymans

Insurance litigation specialist Berrymans is to take four marine partners from six-partner marine firm Ingledew Brown Bennison & Garrett, raising the number of partners at Berrymans to 32. The four – senior partner Martin Sutton, Ken Thwaites, Roger Miles and Stuart Armstrong – together with five assistants, will join Berrymans’ office from 2 December but, […]

Milking the system?

When the right expert witness can make a case, it is not surprising the lengths to which solicitors will go to secure their evidence. Indeed, in April this year, during the hearing of evidence for the Creutzfeld-Jakob disease case, such was the eminence of Professor Brian Matthews, Professor Emeritus of clinical neurology at Oxford University, […]

Insurance advised for council officers after liability ruling

Chris Fogarty reports Council officers engaged in joint commercial ventures should take out directors’ insurance to protect themselves from any financial liability, says leading Nabarro Nathanson partner and local government expert Ray Ambrose. His warning comes after the High Court last month found two Waltham Forest council officers personally liable for over £1m in debts […]

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