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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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Co-op puts RAC legal team back on the road Co-op puts RAC legal team back on the road So it’s not Tesco law after all. It’s ‘Co-op law’. The Co-operative Group has announced that it is taking on former RAC Legal Services managing director Eddie Ryan to kickstart its own in-house law firm. Sort of. […]

Richards Butler nets Salans’ media team

Richards Butler has raided Salans, taking the firm’s entire London-based media team. The team, including partners Jonathan Berger and Peter Armstrong, along with senior associates Sarah Clarke and Laura Clipsham, has joined Richards Butler ahead of its planned merger with Reed Smith. Richards Butler media group head Stephen Edwards told The Lawyer that the hires […]

A&O’s version of ‘marketing’

Allen & Overy‘s Italian arm appears to have resorted to subliminal (or should that be barefaced and blatant) messaging in order to attract much-needed lateral hires. Either that, or the firm is angling to become a key competitor to Tesco Law. On a recent trip to the home of pizza, pasta and vino, Tulkinghorn was […]

Goodwin launches in San Fran and LA with Pillsbury and Cooley raids

Boston-based Goodwin Procter has launched an assault on California, opening offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, on the back of raids on Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and Cooley Godward. The LA office will be chaired by Lewis Feldman, the former head of the LA real estate and national public finance team at Pillsbury. Feldman […]

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