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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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Veale Wasbrough has bolstered its Bristol office, taking on secondee Zhang Hui from Guangzhou firm Whobound Law Firm for three months as part of the Lord Chancellor’s Training Scheme for Young Chinese Lawyers. – Veale Wasbrough has bolstered its Bristol office, taking on secondee Zhang Hui from Guangzhou firm Whobound Law Firm for three months […]

BLG stakes all on City litigation referrals

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) is to make litigation the linchpin of the firm, signalling the end of any pretence at focusing on transactional practices. New head of commercial litigation Julian Randall told The Lawyer: “Our hook is that we are purely litigators so are not out to steal away clients.” The strategy refocus follows […]

Hammonds’ chief seeks second term

Hammonds managing partner Peter Crossley has declared that he will run for a second term in office. Crossley told The Lawyer that he has made a formal announcement to the partnership proclaiming that he wishes to continue in his post after April 2008, when his current four-year term ends. “There’s still a lot to be […]

A&O hires Freshfields Italian banking head

Allen & Overy has taken the first step in rebuilding its Italian banking practice, snatching Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Italian finance chief Stefano Sennhauser This year A&O lost banking partners Davide Mencacci to Linklaters and Giancarlo Castorino to Italian boutique MBL & Partners. In response the firm transferred partner Paul Flanagan from London to Milan, but […]

Sole mates

McGrigors’ new relationship with shoe retailer Jimmy Choo has been a big win for the firm’s real estate team. Having advised on four deals for the group in the past four months, this is understandably a relationship the firm wishes to nurture. While discussing the team’s latest deal with Jimmy Choo, McGrigors partner Suzanne Gill […]

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