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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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Want to know the latest legal developments in banking and finance from all over the globe? Head over to our briefings section of the website and get yourself up to speed courtesy of DLA Piper, Arendt & Medernach, Conyers Dill & Pearman, Ogier and Schoenherr DLA Piper: European Acquisition Finance Debt Report 2014 Arendt & Medernach: […]

DLA Piper hosts second Israeli Global Real Estate Conference

On 24 March, DLA Piper hosted its second Israeli Global Real Estate Conference in Tel Aviv. The event provided perspectives on current trends and the future outlook of the real-estate markets in Europe, Asia and the US for Israeli-based companies seeking to diversify their real-estate capital investments. Co-hosted by Jeremy Lustman, the Tel Aviv-based head of […]

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Morgan Cole promotes two ahead of July merger

Morgan Cole has promoted two partners to its Oxford and Cardiff offices as well as promoting 20 others members of staff within the firm. The firm has made up succession wills and tax lawyer James Greig in the Thames Valley and commercial lawyer Jason Richards, based in Oxford and Cardiff. Last year the firm promoted […]

DLA Piper is named a technology ‘powerhouse’ by BTI Consulting Group

DLA Piper has been recognised as a technology ‘powerhouse’ by the BTI Consulting Group in its newly published 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard. BTI also ranked DLA Piper number 20 out of 650 law firms serving large clients for having the best client relationships, placing the firm on the ‘Power Elite’ list. Between March and July 2013, BTI conducted […]

DLA Piper runs fifth training school for next generation of Tanzanian lawyers

DLA Piper, in conjunction with its client General Electric (GE) and IMMMA Advocates, has begun a teaching course at the Law School of Tanzania for the fifth consecutive year. The project was developed in close collaboration with Dr Gerald Ndika, the school’s principal. Through the programme, each year DLA Piper and GE send teams of […]

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