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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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Trowers appoints local to lead Oman base

Trowers & Hamlin has a new managing partner for its Oman office. Trowers & Hamlin has a new managing partner for its Oman office. Majid Al Toky, who specialises in projects, energy and telecommunications, replaces Sean Angle, who left last month to work with another Dubai firm. Al Toky, who joined Trowers in 1998, is […]

Eversheds rebuilds Leeds pension team

Eversheds has begun to rebuild its depleted Leeds pensions practice with the hire of Nabarro Nathanson’s former Sheffield pensions head Neville Peel. The hire of Peel, who retired from Nabarros 18 months ago, is the firm’s first move to rebuild a practice that was destroyed five months ago when Eversheds’ Leeds pensions head Jacqui Timmins and a fellow […]

Foley v Foley forces rebrand

Milwaukee-based firm Foley & Lardner is reviewing its shorthand moniker and marketing material following a trademark infringement dispute with Boston-based firm Foley Hoag. Foley Hoag sued Foley & Lardner last October for the use of the term ‘Foley’ in its marketing materials. However, a US federal district court dismissed the dispute earlier this month after […]

Crystal maze

One of Tulkinghorn’s scribes recently had the pleasure of an hour’s company with the exquisite Merlie Calvert, top lawyer for diamond company De Beers. But he had his work cut out for him getting to the meet. Whether a remnant of dodgy interior design from yesteryear or, as Tulkinghorn suspects, an intentionally befuddling floor plan, […]

DMH, Osborne Clarke lawyers set up IP/IT firm

Osborne Clarke lawyers set up IP/IT firm” />A new three-partner IP/IT boutique called iLaw Legal Services is being launched in September by lawyers from Osborne Clarke and DMH Stallard. The launch of iLaw follows the launch of IP/IT boutiques such as m-Law, New Media Law and Technology Law Alliance in recent years. The rise of […]

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