The power of site

If used properly the web is a powerful tool, but just being out there isn't enough, the key is to be seen to be out here. Ian Mitchell reports on how to get the best out of the worldwide web

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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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Canada set to gain freedom from provincial boundaries

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is planning to introduce complete mobility for lawyers in the country and do away with the provincial jurisdictions. At the federation’s annual meeting this month, it will start a process aimed at allowing lawyers to practise throughout the country rather than just in their home province.The country is […]

ECJ attacks over lawyers' freedom

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is bringing an action against France, Spain and Ireland for their failure to recognise lawyers who are qualified in other EU countries. The European Commission said the countries had failed to implement directive 98/5/EC, which entitles lawyers to practise permanently and without restriction, under their original professional title, in […]

Sportal head of legal quits for MD role

Ailing dotcom company Sportal has lost its head of legal Jonathan West to new media start-up consultancy Catalyst Media Management. Sportal, a sports website, has been fighting for second-round financing since early May, when its directors were forced to save it from administration with their own money.West left on an amicable basis. The site, he […]

Bogus beggars

Stop press: Tulkinghorn is astonished to hear that a couple of solicitors have received emails appearing to come from a member of the Legal Services Development Division within the Lord Chancellor’s Department asking for money. It appears that the requests, under Extraordinary Practice Direction 218, for £47 or the euro equivalent, are not an attempt […]

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