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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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A new frontier for immigration clients

Immigrants have a notoriously hard time at the hands of their legal advisers. Sue Wilman suggests some measures to tackle the serious problems in this area of practice. Sue Wilman is a solicitor at Hammersmith & Fulham Community Law Centre. Desperate clients are typical clients at the Law Centre where I work. Among the stream […]

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Brent Walker demise ends Simmons link

Simmons lucrative seven-year stint keeping Brent Walker alive will finally end next month when the company goes into liquidation following the £700m sale of its last major asset, the William Hill betting shop chain, to Japanese finance house Nomura. Simmons has been the Brent Walker Group’s principal law firm for more than a decade It […]

Counting the cost of inquiry

Chris Fogarty finds the solicitor fighting the Terminal Five inquiry in upbeat mood, despite serious funding problems. The council solicitor leading the opposition to the proposed Terminal Five building at Heathrow Airport has admitted that her legal team may have to scale back its efforts because of a lack of funds. Surrey County Council principal […]

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Decisions are taken from Lawtel’s legal database. LTL: Lawtel report; TLR: Times Law Reports; ILR: Independent Law Report. Bateman v Industrial Orthopaedic Society – QBD 6 October 1997 Claimant: John Bateman, 5Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Widower’s claim in respect of death of wife, 41-year-old Christine Bateman, in December 1991. Bateman admitted to the Manor House […]

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