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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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European moves: 19 September 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Norton Rose Fulbright has strengthened its Brussels presence with the hire of longstanding Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton corporate and competition partner James Modrall (17 September 2013). Modrall (often known as Jay) has advised on aspects of last year’s takeover […]

Health Alert — 16 September 2013

DLA Piper has published the 16 September issue of its Health Alert publication, which focuses on judgments, legislations and reports in the health sector. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

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Brick Court’s Nicholas Green QC joins the High Court

The joint head of Brick Court Chambers Nicholas Green QC has been appointed to the High Court bench.  Green, a former Bar Council chair, will sit as a judge in the Queen’s Bench Division at the High Court from next month. The appointment was announced yesterday (17 September 2013) following the retirement of Mr Justice Mackay, […]

DLA Piper advises PFW Aerospace GmbH on the sale of its French subsidiary Spécitubes

DLA Piper has advised PFW Aerospace GmbH, an Airbus subsidiary, on the sale of its French subsidiary Spécitubes to Leggett & Platt. Founded in 1915, Spécitubes specialises in the manufacturing, bending and supplying of titanium, nickel alloys and stainless steel tubes for all uses in industrial and aerospace applications. Spécitubes has two production sites located in […]

Get set, go

The bar is the preserve of tradition in the profession, but increasingly barristers are being forced to compete with their solicitor counterparts. As the bar considers how best to deal with this transformative period, we spoke to four chambers heads about their vision for the future. Brick Court joint head Jonathan Hirst QC – whose […]

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