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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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Staying positive

In your article “LawSoc fills void left by Bahl” (17 April) you report that David McIntosh was elected deputy vice president by the council. But instead of mentioning the very positive comment he made about working alongside “Robert Sayer and Michael Napier for the good of the profession”, you referred to an election over two […]

The darling bloke of Mays

Nigel Boardman Nigel Boardman, head of corporate at Slaughter and May, has a CV to die for, earns close to £1 million a year and is a thoroughly nice bloke, writes Fiona Callister It is very hard to imagine Nigel Boardman, head of corporate at Slaughter and May, blowing his top about anything. Despite his […]

Norton Rose gets new heads for Paris and Moscow offices

Norton Rose is shaking up its international offices by replacing the managing partners at its Moscow and Paris operations. Valentina Glukhovskaya, a corporate finance partner specialising in construction and real estate, will take over the Moscow post on 1 May from Simon Renton, who has led the office for the last four-and-a-half years. Corporate partner […]

Denton Wilde Sapte follows Cameron McKenna to Africa

Denton Wilde Sapte has made its first foray into East Africa by setting up an association with leading Tanzania firm Mkono & Company. The deal has been brokered by trade finance partner and East Africa expert Charles Morrison and head of trade finance Geoffrey Wynne. Mkono & Company consists of nine lawyers and two consultants. […]

Conditions of justice

The increase in the use of conditional fee agreements could create a two-tier profession, warns Steven Langton. Steven Langton is a barrister at Old Square Chambers. Before 1 April this year, more than 50 per cent of personal injury (PI) claims were funded by legal aid. Conditional fee agreements (CFAs) made up a further 5 […]

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