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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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Michael Ryan

Arnold & Porter’s first London telecoms partner Michael Ryan has seen the telecoms sector undergo a major makeover. Tamzin Hindmarch meets the laid-back lawyer who is still shocked by the change For a man who left Coudert Brothers on Friday to take up a post as a partner at Arnold & Porter today, former head […]

Barlow Lyde takes RSA work from DAC

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert has swiped Royal & SunAlliance’s personal line work from under the nose of Davies Arnold Cooper. It is understood that the work has followed the common law team which recently departed from DAC, led by Malcolm Henke (The Lawyer, 17 April). The decision to outsource the work to another firm coincides […]

Gleiss Lutz lawyer quits to join Lovells Germany

Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch Rechtsanwälte is losing a tax lawyer to Lovells’ Frankfurt office because the firm has failed to find a merger partner. Jörg Siegels has quit Gleiss Lutz’s 10-lawyer tax department after five years, stating his need to work in an international practice. Gleiss Lutz entered merger negotiations with Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot […]

Quote of the week

“I think when people start to tell lies about a three-year-old child who has lost her father anyone would take action.” – Paula Yates after winning her libel action against Mail on Sunday, which printed allegations that she became pregnant to force Michael Hutchence into marrying her.

Cloisters splits up after crisis meeting

Cloisters is poised to split its civil and criminal teams. Cloisters’ criminal and civil groups held crisis talks last week and it is understood that the 15-strong criminal team will leave chambers. But the team’s destination has yet to be finalised. One option under discussion would create the UK’s first criminal “super-set” through a tripartite […]

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