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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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DLA finds Gay pride The Lawyer loves nothing more than merger talks, so just imagine our delight upon learning that, not content with its impending status as top 10 global monolith, DLA is now turning its attentions to the Antipodes. Amid all the excitement, some DLA partners have been fascinated to learn that their “focus […]

Fulbright & Jaworski raids Richards Butler for UK litigation launch

Houston firm Fulbright & Jaworski is hiring Richards Butler litigation partner Lista Cannon as it prepares to launch a UK litigation practice. Fulbright has had a London outpost for two decades, but Cannon’s hire marks a strategic change in direction. It is understood that Cannon has been tasked to build a disputes practice to complement […]

Legal group gets first COO at Barclays

Barclays has appointed Richard Daniel as the banking giant’s first ever chief operating officer (COO) for legal and compliance. Daniel, the former business risk director of Barclays’ international banking arm, takes up his new post today (1 December). In his new role Daniel will be responsible for managing Barclays’ relationships with external legal advisers and […]

Croatia’s EU hopes ride on judicial reform

Judicial reform is the number one priority for Croatia’s bid to improve its civil, government and business systems to prepare for EU membership, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has said in its 2004 Transition Report. The EBRD has highlighted Croatia’s establishment of a Judicial Academy, in cooperation with the Law School of […]

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