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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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ICSID landmark ruling

An ICSID tribunal recently defined that constitutes an ‘investment’. Juliet Blanch investigates the far-reaching ramifications for potential investors and governments A landmark decision by an international tribunal will mean investors must consider the possibility of having to write off the upfront costs they sink into development projects. This followed the successful defence of the Government […]

Birmingham Law Society names DLA firm of the year

DLA scooped Law Firm of the Year at Birmingham Law Society’s second annual awards, which took place on 6 March at the city’s International Convention Centre Other winners included Wragge & Co’s long-serving senior partner John Crabtree, who received a special Lifetime Achievement Award. The sell-out event was compered by John Pratt, former managing partner […]

College of Law to train Land Registry staff

The College of Law has won a £1.8m contract to train hundreds of civil servants at the Land Registry over a five-year period. The college has helped to redevelop the Land Registry Qualification, a distance-learning course, which will also be available to outside solicitors and their support staff from September this year. The college’s chief […]

Birmingham rivals join forces

Two of Birmingham’s oldest firms, Blackhams and Bradley & Cuthbertson, have merged to create Blackhams Cuthbertson. It will have five partners and three associates. Ex-Blackhams partner Paul Smith will be managing partner. The firm is aiming for a fee income of £2m by the end of its first year. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews 2 April […]

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