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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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Directory survey needs closer look

On the front page of The Lawyer last week was a picture of Chambers and The Legal 500 under the headline “Directories under fire for wasting firms’ millions”. A sensational headline. But it bore little resemblance to the article and even less to the report on which the article was based. Last June, Wheeler Associates […]

Brobecks poaches Watsons corporate lawyer

US technology law firm, Brobeck Hale and Dorr has poached corporate finance specialist Richard Eaton from Watson Farley & Williams and made him a partner in the London office. He recently participated in the flotation of TPSA (Polish Telecom) on the London Stock Exchange and represented SDX Business Systems plc in a public takeover by […]

English rose may find better suitors at home

Ashurst Morris Crisp has surprised rival City firms by announcing it will open an office in New York. If Ian Nisse, managing partner at Ashursts, is to be believed, the opening will help the firm forge closer links with its US clients. But since Ashursts has, for a long time, been the subject of numerous […]

Berrymans Lace Mawer and Trowers probe Iran

Berrymans Lace Mawer and Trowers & Hamlins are in talks with Iranian firms in a bid to establish a foothold in the Middle East state. Jason Blick, head of Berrymans Lace Mawer’s Dubai office, says: “I have high expectations of the Iranian market. “We are looking for an association with a firm in Tehran and […]

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