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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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In brief: Clyde & Co finds new senior partner

Insurance lawyer John Dunt (pictured right) has been appointed senior partner at Clyde & Co’s Guildford office. Dunt succeeds Robert Chapman, who helped found the Guildford office 26 years ago and recently retired. Initially a marine and marine insurance practice, the office has expanded its company commercial work in recent years and now employs 60 […]

In brief: DAC appoints Manchester property head

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In brief: SFLA launches manifesto for law reform

The Solicitors Family Law Association has launched a campaign to put family law reform high on the political agenda in the run-up to the elections. A 10-point manifesto, Agenda For Change, was published by the SFLA in the House of Lords last week. The document is being sent to MPs, peers and prospective parliamentary candidates […]

AIM finds lawyers are the best

Lawyers give better value for money than any other advisers that help companies to float on the Alternative Investment Market, according to a survey which was published last week by accountancy firm Neville Russell. But the survey also found that in many cases the company used its nominated adviser’s lawyer, on the nominated adviser’s recommendation, […]

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