This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 23 March 2014

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Latest Briefings

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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Clifford Chance escapes £130m derivatives negligence claim as case settles

JP Morgan’s £130m legal battle with Berlin’s public transport provider BVG in which Clifford Chance was implicated for allegedly providing negligent advice has settled. The mammoth battle was one of the first cases involving derivatives concluded by European public bodies to get to trial. Transport provider BVG was accused by JP Morgan of having spread risk […]

Singapore shuffle

Singapore is a hot destination for many international firms now, but what do the independent practices think? In an interview with The Lawyer Rajah & Tann’s managing partner Lee Eng Beng is insistent that staying local is the only way to go Rajah & Tann: staying local has its advantages Rajah & Tann and RHTLaw […]

Authority figures

Public sector lawyers have a lot to put up with. First savage budget cuts, and now outsourcing giants like Capita are circling. But a few local authority legal teams are starting to fight back. Find out how by reading the stories below Local authority law: Public enterprise Public sector roundtable: Authority figures Lambeth London Borough […]

Saul

A slow and steady revolution

Slaughters is quietly reshaping its partnership for a post-crunch, Asia-centric era Slaughter and May has always been conservative, setting itself apart from the magic circle with its three-stop-shop policy and consistently high profitability. So when change comes, it comes so slowly that many outsiders fail to notice. But take a closer look and you will […]

Singapore

A&O and Allen & Gledhill lead on SocGen’s private banking sale in Asia

Allen & Overy is advising Société Générale on the disposal of its private banking business in Singapore and Hong Kong to Singapore’s DBS Bank, which turned to Allen & Gledhill and Clifford Chance for advice. Allen & Overy (A&O) is advising the French bank in the assets sale, which has a total value of $220m. […]

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