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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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Claim to pension rights by part-time employees Fletcher v Midland Bank (1996). EAT (Mummery J, Mrs Sunderland and Mr G Wright) 24/6/96. Summary: Sex discrimination alleged by part-time workers in an appeal against dismissal of their claim to a right to participate in the employer’s occupational pension schemes. Appeals by Mrs Fletcher and 21 other […]

Malawi opening

The British Council has opened a legal and management centre in Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial capital. A council spokesman said: “In a country where one management text book can cost a month’s salary for a middle-ranking civil servant, the centre aims to provide easy access to up-to-date British materials, in order to improve the quality of […]

In brief: Chancellor shown franchising problems

Lawyers demonstrated to the Lord Chancellor the difficulties of franchising in his visit to a London legal aid firm last week. E Edwards Son & Noice was host to Lord Mackay in a visit which showed a franchised legal aid firm in operation. The Lord Chancellor spent two hours discussing the problems that franchised firms […]

Why lawyers need financial advisers

Lawyers have a duty to advise clients not only on strict legal issues, but also on matters that may impact on personal and business decisions. Last November, the Law Society’s competence regime came into effect. This prevents law practices from being involved in Discrete Investment Business (DIB) unless they have a suitably qualified member of […]

Nabarros' Twist tempted away by new role

Leeds firm Hammond Suddards has recruited Helena Twist from Nabarro Nathanson to fill its recently-formed post of director of legal development. The firm wanted someone to handle legal and management training of lawyers, development of library services and strategic planning of the progress of the firm’s legal services which was previously part of the development […]

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