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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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Hammonds’ Crossley: the only choice for top job

Hammonds managing partner Peter Crossley is standing unopposed in the firm’s current elections for the top job. Hammonds managing partner Peter Crossley is standing unopposed in the firm’s current elections for the top job. However, Crossley cannot be crowned king automatically, as according to Hammonds’ constitution he must receive more than 50 per cent of […]

Partner trio makes way to Maxwell Winward

City firm Maxwell Winward has made its first round of lateral hires after it was formed via a merger between Maxwell Batley and Winward Fearon in April. Senior partner Raymond Levine said the firm was cautiously in growth mode, shoring up its real estate, construction and alternative dispute resolution practices in anticipation of the credit […]

Legal profession reserves judgement on Planning Bill

The proposed Planning Bill, which has its second reading in the House of Commons today (10 December), has met with a mixed response from the legal community. The bill, which is seen as the first attempt at a major overhaul of the planning regime for several years, is seeking to establish an Independent Planning Commission […]

BCCI group proposes two-day limit on opening arguments

The BCCI working party announced that long trials should have statements of case limited but on the whole said the current civil procedure rules are already sufficient. The BCCI working party today (6 December) announced that long trials should have statements of case limited but on the whole said the current civil procedure rules (CPR) […]

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Calunius Capital

Life for Calunius Capital founding partner Mick Smith (pictured) has come full circle. Life for Calunius Capital founding partner Mick Smith (pictured) has come full circle. Having quit the law in 1996, one year after qualifying as an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Smith is now at the helm of the first broker of third-party […]

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