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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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Law Soc, Bar join mobility push on ‘middle class’ sectors

The Law Society and Bar Council are set to contribute to a review of social mobility led by the government’s social mobility chief, Alan Milburn. The review has been launched alongside a government white paper on social mobility. Former Bar Council chairman Geoffrey Vos will sit on Milburn’s commission. Desmond Browne QC, the current chairman […]

CC warns partners: profits will plummet by a third

Slump will see plateau partners’ payout fall below £1m for the first time in two years. Clifford Chance partners are bracing themselves for a 30 per cent drop in profitability this financial year, with plateau partners expected to pocket around £900,000 each. Last year the top of lockstep payment was £1.32m. The last time plateau […]

Herbies puts off partner consultation on top role

Herbert Smith has ­postponed a partnership consultation into the ­function of its managing partner role, instead opting to begin the process in the second half of 2009. Herbert Smith has ­postponed a partnership consultation ;into ;the ­function of its managing partner role, instead opting to begin the process in the second half of 2009. The firm’s senior […]

French law specialists set up shop in Leeds

Two former partners from the International Law Partnership have launched a firm in Leeds specialising in French law. ­Barbara Heslop and Graham Platt have set up Heslop & Platt as a boutique practice that will deal with a range of French law matters. They will be assisted by two trainees, Cedric Auchere and Helen Fullerton. […]

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