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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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CC Pünder partner to join Mayer Brown

The Frankfurt office of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw Gaedertz has hired Clifford Chance Pünder’s head of debt capital markets Joerg Wulfken He is the third German banking partner to join Mayer Brown from Clifford Chance in the space of nine months.Wulfken joins the firm on 1 August, hard on the heels of former Clifford […]

Deals summary

Weil Gotshal & Manges (Jacky Kelly) advised UBS in connection with structuring and executing a e176m (£113.8m) synthetic collateralised debt obligation. Lead manager Schroder Salomon Smith Barney was advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp (Erica Handling). Allen & Overy advised Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners, and ABN Amro Bank […]

Deayton's secret weapon in privacy case: Spearman

Schillings’ instruction of rising silk Richard Spearman was crucial in its battle against The Mail on Sunday Will privacy laws swing in the favour of newspapers that wish to publish sordid details of a male celebrity’s sexual activities, or to the personalities who want to keep the more juicy details of their lives to themselves? […]

Deals summary

Baker & McKenzie’s competition unit (Samantha Mobley) has obtained unconditional clearances from regulators in Austria, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and the UK for Platinum Equity’s acquisition of Alcatel’s enterprise distribution business. Alcatel was repre-sented in-house. Davis Polk & Wardwell (John Bick) has advised US Industries Inc on the sale of its $40m (£27.4m) […]

Sky Capital opts for Nicholson Graham

Nicholson Graham & Jones has capitalised on its relationship with commercial Wall Street firm Ziegler Ziegler & Altman and gained a new client in the process Nicholson Graham corporate finance partner Owen Waft was approached by Scott Zeigler to act on behalf of start-up New York broker dealer Sky Capital Holdings on its offer for […]

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