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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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Ashton Morton to work off £1.45m in miner fees

Sheffield firm Ashton Morton Slack has been forced to repay £1.45m of the money it has made from representing sick miners. The repayment is the result of a High Court ruling earlier this year that firms had been overpaid for processing claims. However, the firm will offset the money against future miners’ scheme-related earnings rather […]

The South

It was a tumultuous year in the South West, with talent-poaching and mergers in all corners of the market.The three-year trend shows the region’s leaders even more clearly. But in terms of revenue per lawyer (RPL) last year, firms in the South fell into three distinct categories: those that soared, those in the mid-range and […]

DLA Piper closes in on ex-Weil private equity guru

Private equity star and former Weil Gotshal & Manges partner Will Rosen is in advanced talks with DLA Piper, The Lawyer can reveal. Rosen left Weil in July this year and has been in talks with several rival firms since the beginning of August. The hire would be a particular coup for DLA Piper, helping […]

Global Elite and Slaughter and May

Investing in a global business is a gamble, but the figures in the firstever The Lawyer UK 200 Annual Report prove that it has paid off for the magic circle. All four saw their average profit per equity partner (PEP) figures leap skywards last year, making it the first year in which all four broke […]

New anti-laundering rules prove ineffective

The move to a risk-based approach to anti-money laundering regulation has yielded little fruit, according to new research. Last year the Financial Services Authority (FSA) replaced its existing money laundering rulebook with a set of risk-based guidelines. By doing this the regulator sought to lower the cost of complying to money laundering rules, but according […]

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