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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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Not long ago I was chatting to a managing partner who’d been on that residential Harvard course for lawyers – the one that seems to be compulsory for most City partners. UK and US lawyers mix, exchange experiences and come away full of the joys of leadership. But, this managing partner confided, the responses to […]

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Outsourcing lawyer Rory Graham and former Baker & McKenzie disputes lawyer Robert Coffey have launched their own firm. The West End boutique will be called Coffey Graham and will focus on technology deals and dispute resolution. ­Graham said: “The plan is to grow with people who are ­entrepreneurial and want to have fun.” Graham was […]

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Jobless lawyers thrown holiday lifeline

Lawyers have been offered a discount on around-the-world trips if they prove they have been made redundant. Dragoman, a Suffolk-based travel company, has spotted a gap in the market and said that it will give 10 per cent off its holidays for anybody showing their P45 to its sales reps. Managing director Adam Dixon-Smith said: […]

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