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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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Chambers set for complaints overhaul

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has launched a consultation into improving the effectiveness of complaints handling by chambers. The BSB approved recommendations in June on how to improve the procedures currently in place to both protect the public interest and allow for effective provision of barristers’ services. Ruth Evans, the chair of the BSB, said […]

Bakers’ China IP team left in tatters as Jones Day swoops

Baker & McKenzie‘s China arm has been left looking for a raft of senior IP lawyers after Jones Day snatched a team of four in Hong Kong. Jones Day scooped three partners and one of counsel, taking the firm’s Chinese IP practice to 20 lawyers. Barbara Mok, managing partner of Jones Day’s Hong Kong office, […]

Proskauer prepares London launch

Proskauer Rose is set to open its London Mayfair office with former O’Melveny & Myers private equity chairman Matthew Hudson as head. Hudson, who joined O’Melveny in 2004 as part of the firm’s strategy to rebuild its private equity practice, said the office will focus on private equity and hedge fund work. “It will be […]

Commercial & Chancery: Reform school

As the Carter and Clementi reforms start to take effect, how will the commercail bar fare under the new regime? Industry experts consider their likely impact The face of the legal profession is set to change radically over the coming few years, but will these changes affect the commercial bar? Jonathan Fox, chief executive, St […]

Metal Morris

Denton Wilde Sapte managing partner Howard Morris may be getting too concerned that his wide-ranging revamp of the practice is making him enemies. At last Wednesday’s (5 September) bash hosted by the firm at London’s prestigious gallery The Wallace Collection, attendees were offered the chance to try on a rather ornate suit of armour displayed […]

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