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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 Recent Decisions 13/12/94

Office Fair Trading: appeal Employer’s vicarious liability for employee’s conduct In Re Supply of Ready Mixed Concrete (No.2): sub nom: Director General of Fair Trading v Pioneer Concrete (UK) (1994) (HL 24/11/94) (Lords Jauncey, Templeman, Mustill, Slynn and Nolan) Summary: Employer is still liable for contempt by employee who acts notwithstanding a clear prohibition against […]

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Guardian Media Group, advised by McClure Naismith Anderson & Gardiner, has completed a joint venture with Wired Ventures, a Californian limited partnership, advised by Simon Olswang & Co, to publish and distribute Wired magazine in the UK.

Firms boost profit despite static fees

LAW firms are managing to boost profits despite static fee income, according to a snap-shot survey. Cutting staff costs, reducing overheads and an increase in the use of technology have been the back-bone of the improvements. But the smaller firms, those with less than 10 partners, have continued to struggle and have failed to increase […]

Belfast firms merge to reap peace dividend

BELFAST litigation firm Harrison Leitch & Logan is merging with one of Ulster’s oldest practices, Galway McIlwaine & Seeds. The new firm, to be known as Harrison Leitch & Logan (incorporating Galway McIlwaine & Seeds), will combine corporate and private client departments with a strong litigation base. It will be based at Harrison Leitch’s current […]

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