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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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Separated at birth

His most famous line might be “Beam me up, Scotty” (even though he never said it, so don’t write in, Trekkie fans), but actually the uncanny resemblance between William ‘Captain Kirk’ Shatner and Paul Brent, head of marketing at Boyes Turner, is closer to the great man’s Emmy-nominated turn in Boston Legal. This is the […]

The press gang

Lawyers get few chances to make their name in the press, which is why they often grab it with both hands when one comes along. Thankfully. Cherie Booth QC managed a huge 347 mentions in the press over the past 12 months, beating every other barrister and solicitor for the third year running. (See story). […]

CBS eyes cover up

We can’t wait to read the transcript. Tomorrow (11 September) will see US television network CBS back in court to maintain that it had nothing to do with Janet Jackson’s infamous ‘wardrobe malfunction’ when she performed at the 2004 Superbowl with fellow popstar Justin Timberlake [see story]. Viewers will remember that Janet took Justin’s line […]

Accenture overhauls in-house function

Global consultancy giant Accenture is revamping its in-house legal function to create a dedicated management consultancy team. The management consulting and integrated markets unit is to be headed by Donald Hamilton, Accenture’s former director of legal services for Northern Europe. The team currently has two lawyers, but Hamilton said he will build that up over […]

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