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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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Flood of cases for review commission

The newly launched Criminal Cases Review Commission had received 53 applications to review suspected miscarriages of justice, days before it officially opened last week. The commission, a non-departmental body established to investigate suspected miscarriages of criminal justice, already has to review 180 cases which have transferred from the Home Office. A spokesman for the commission […]

Party lawyers hit election trail

Both the Society of Conservative Lawyers and the Society of Labour Lawyers will be taking to the streets in a bid to win votes by campaigning door to door, while the Liberal Democrat Lawyers’ Association is busying itself briefing candidates on proposed changes to the legal system. James Bullock, secretary to the Society of Conservative […]

Putting freedom of choice under the knife

Court-ordered obstetric intervention is a licence to abuse vulnerable patients and sets a dangerous precedent for future cases of treatment refusal, says Barbara Hewson. In the early hours of 20 February 1997, the Court of Appeal ordered a woman to undergo Caesarean surgery against her will. The reasons for the ruling have just been released. […]

Baker resigns amid 'dirty tricks' allegations

SIMON Baker, the man charged with masterminding Phillip Sycamore’s presidential election campaign, has resigned from the Law Society after apparently helping to plot a ‘dirty tricks’ campaign against political rival Martin Mears. Baker’s resignation follows the recent leaking of the minutes of a campaign meeting attended by Sycamore in February which were drawn up by […]

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