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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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Kennedys has signed a lease on new London premises. The firm will occupy the fifth to ninth floors at 1 Fenchurch Avenue, EC3, accounting for approximately half of the building’s 122,000sq ft of space. The development is expected to be completed in 2007. Malcolm Headley of Faegre & Benson advised Kennedys and Linklaters real estate […]

RPC raids McGrigors as tax litigation rivalries escalate

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has poached a tax litigation partner from its rival team at McGrigors. Mark Whitehouse, formerly head of civil tax litigation at McGrigors, joins RPC as its first dedicated tax litigation partner during a period of flux for the tax litigation market, which boils down to a fierce rivalry between DLA Piper, […]

Banks set to thrash out transparency on billing

ABN Amro and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) are looking at radical plans to ditch traditional billing methods in a bid to make more savings on the amount spent on their law firm panels. Part of the process will include access to billing details on live transactions. The pair are following the example of investment […]

Birmingham chambers’ growth continues apace

Those Birmingham sets keep on getting bigger. Well, the ones that are still in existence. In July No5 Chambers and St Philips Chambers fought over the members of dissolving set Three Fountain Court. At the start of September St Philips announced an alliance with London civil and criminal set 4 King’s Bench Walk (4KBW). The […]

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