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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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Howard Kennedy to win £25,000 as Stock Exchange sponsor

West End firm Howard Kennedy will gain an extra £25,000 in fees after becoming the first London firm to take the potentially risky role of sponsor as well as legal adviser on the launch of a venture capital trust (VCT). The new VCT, called Elderstreet Downing VCT, is listed on the London Stock Exchange. It […]

Time to pay for crimes against humanity

Martin Day says that it is about time that Japan was jolted out of its complacency about the torture of PoWs during WWII. Martin Day is a senior partner at Leigh Day & Co. ‘Tell us about the beatings and torture!’ said Mr Nagano. Chairman of the Japanese Labour Camps Survivors Association, Arthur Titherington, tried […]

100% SIF hike for conveyancers

Conveyancing solicitors face a 100 per cent hike in contributions to the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) this September, under plans to make the fund operate more commercially. A consultation paper drafted by the Law Society’s standards and guidance committee last week says practices specialising in high-risk work, such as conveyancing and financial services, should pay […]

Ensuring justice for all children

For a child, giving courtroom evidence is a harrowing ordeal. One charity is working to alleviate the suffering, writes Linda Tsang. Linda Tsang is a freelance journalist. Justice through the eye of a child can often be frightening and bewildering. “I’m frightened.” “I want my mum.” “He keeps asking me questions.” “I don’t understand.” “I […]

Litigation Personal Injury 3/3/98

McCormick v David Gold & Sons & anor QBD 23 October 1998 Claimant: James McCormick, 5Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Claimant knocked off cycle by slipstream of van owned by first defendant and driven by second. Claimant said injuries meant he had to give up his job as a boat builder, but during the trial, […]

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