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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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Camerons grows in Budapest

Cameron McKenna has opened a property practice in its Budapest office, Cameron McKenna Ormai.The practice will be headed by partner Robert Porter and resident Hungarian partner Istvan Kovari.Associate Colin Dixon, who recently joined Camerons from Addleshaw Booth & Co, has moved to Hungary to co-head the department.Porter says: “The property sector in Budapest is now […]

Local govt to lose Law Soc seat to trainee

LOCAL government lawyers are being pitted against trainees following a recommendation to change Law Society council membership.The membership committee has recommended to council that the number of local government representatives be cut from two to one, to make way for a young solicitor with less than two years’ experience.Local Government Group chair Bethan Evans says […]

Camerons plans Euro network

Cameron McKenna is to expand its European empire westwards with the announcement next month of a major new network.The firm is to follow Linklaters & Alliance’s lead by creating an instant reach into western Europe which, it is hoped, will eventually lead to full mergers.Although the firm is staying tight-lipped about the details, it is […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Ralph Picken

What subject(s) did you fail at school? None. What was your first job? Porter at the Welsh National School of Medicine. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? u2,857 pa. What would you have done if you hadn’t been a lawyer? Forensic pathologist. What annoys you most about clients? They assume that you […]

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