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By Andrew Munro The newly enacted Electronic Transactions (Electronic Agents) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2019, which came into force on 1st March this year, signals a turning point in law for companies using Artificial Intelligence which itself represents an area of exponential growth and critical importance for future development in many areas and sectors worldwide. This exciting […]

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Getting cosy with clients is part of the job right? That is what the High Court will decide when it looks at the relationship between Slaughter and May and Ernst & Young after a complaint by liquidators RSM Tenon. The liquidators have asked the court to intervene on the bills issued by Slaughters on the […]

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Brecher managing partner Nicky Richmond finds taste as big as the price as Mayfair’s latest Indian fusion eatery Gymkhana Gymkhana. I can’t help but think of those Thelwell cartoons. Little fat girls on even fatter ponies. Events that happen in the Home Counties. Rosettes. That sort of thing. I don’t automatically think sophisticated curry-house in Mayfair. […]

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Mayer Brown continues City growth spurt with A&O hire

Mayer Brown has continued to ramp up its London partnership with the hire of Allen & Overy (A&O) employment partner Stefan Martin. The firm has made seven partner hires in London in less than two months, compared to five across the whole year in 2012. These new arrivals include ‎White & Cases’s international corporate finance […]

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