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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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Litigation Writs 24/06/97

Three Swindon land owners who claim a local firm of solicitors was negligent in its handling of a property transaction have now launched a potentially massive High Court damages claim. Jeremy and Peter Francis and Caroline Findley, all of Manor Farm, Haydon Wick, Swindon, have issued a writ seeking damages from solicitors Townsends, of Swindon. […]

Partner quits Mishcons after 11 years

Mishcon de Reya litigation partner Paula Feldman has resigned from the firm after 11 years’ service, before the conclusion of a grievance procedure she had initiated. Feldman is currently helping the Press Association with legal work while she looks for a new position. A Mishcons’ spokeswoman said: “Feldman made the decision to leave before the […]

Tax adviser rejoins Simmons

Edward Troup has rejoined Simmons & Simmons as head of tax strategy after two years as special adviser to Kenneth Clarke at the Treasury. Troup, who was head of corporate tax at Simmons until 1995, advised Clarke on the 1995 and 1996 budgets, and also worked closely with the Inland Revenue and HM Customs & […]

Grandparent power holds court

A recent Court of Appeal decision has given hope to many grandparents fighting for closer contact with their grand children following the break-up of the children’s parents. Solicitor Colin Dearmar and counsel Jane Hoyal, both family law specialists involved in the case of Re S & C (minors), view the decision as one which maybe […]

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