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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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Finers wins landmark libel ruling for Wall Street Journal

Finers Stephens Innocent and Doughty Street Chambers have won a landmark judgment in the House of Lords that redefines the Reynolds defence against libel claims. Finers head of international Mark Stephens and Geoffrey Robertson QC of Doughty Street acted for The Wall Street Journal as it fought libel claims brought by Saudi Arabian businessman Mohammed […]

MBRM says UK way is OK

Well, that didn’t take long. A week after the announcement of the new guard at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM), there’s already a revolution in its partnership culture. As we report today, MBRM is changing the way its partners are being rewarded. The old system relied entirely on financial metrics, with its partners obsessing […]

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Spotted in SW1: DLA Piper‘s chief executive Nigel Knowles surreptitiously handing a package to new Mourant counterpart Stephen Ball. What could it possibly be, Tulkinghorn wondered. Nigel’s instructions on how to achieve world domination? Surely Mourant isn’t about to embark on a similar growth strategy. Apparently the book is entitled Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement […]

Nixon Peabody grows private equity with team hire

Nixon Peabody has raided the New York office of King & Spalding to expand its private equity practice. Former King & Spalding partner Dominick DeChiara and senior associate Bradley Vaiana both join Nixon Peabody as partners, with DeChiara becoming head of the firm’s leveraged buyout (LBO) practice. He will work with Charley Jacobs, head of […]

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