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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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Firms flock to Tyneside boom

Eversheds is in merger talks with 26-partner Newcastle firm Wilkinson Maughan, as the northern city faces a sudden influx of national firms. It is understood that both Dibb Lupton Alsop and Garretts are also looking to move into the city – in Dibb’s case, by taking over an existing firm. Davies Arnold Cooper and Russell […]

Join the networking club

Local and national agency networks are becoming popular, discovers Leo Schulz. One quick route to agency work is to join a network. There are several to choose from which offer a variety of services and attract a range of work. Conquest Legal Marketing was established in 1991 with the aim of cross-referencing conveyancing. Unfortunately, the […]

Permission before you publish

Roger Pearson looks at a ruling which could stop newspapers publishing copyrighted pictures without getting prior consent A recent High Court ruling has posed a major threat to the practice of newspapers which use photographs without the consent of the copyright holders in anticipation of gaining consent at a later stage. The “use now and […]

Privatisations

Wilde Sapte acted for the Department of the Environment and the Welsh Office in transferring loans made by the Housing Corporation in England and Housing for Wales to a private sector special purpose vehicle Orchardbrook

Four-day house buying promise from Marsons

A radical all-in-one property package, which could cut thousands of solicitors out of the conveyancing process, is to be launched this year by Marsons solicitors and insurance giant First American. Brian Marson, senior partner of London firm Marsons, said under his plan, for which a launch date had yet to be fixed, sellers will pay […]

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