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Amendments to the constitutional documents for offshore companies listed in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange recently made various amendments to its listing rules, which came into effect on 1 January 2022. These include its recently published consultation conclusions in respect of the Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers and the Review of the Corporate Governance Code and related listing rules, and the Housekeeping Rule Amendments.

2022 Predictions: Technology sector outlook

After the growth and successes of the tech industry in 2021, James Klein, head of the technology sector at Shoosmiths, shares his thoughts on emerging trends and a few areas where we may see developments in 2022.

What is eDiscovery software?

The discovery process in litigation requires that parties must exchange documents deemed relevant to the case. As most documentation is now created, stored and exchanged in digital form, this element of discovery has become known as electronic discovery – or eDiscovery – and has become an accepted part of legal systems worldwide.

Are non-fungible tokens property capable of being held on trust?

A recent High Court decision raised some interesting questions surrounding the property status of cryptocurrencies and whether they can be held on trust. We consider how certain comments in the judgment may have implications for the property status of NFTs.

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DAC Beachcroft tells partners: We’re saving capital for the firm’s future

DAC Beachcroft‘s executive board has voted through a new initiative that will see a portion of year-end capital held back in a push to retain funds for workplace improvements. The 10-member board, chaired by senior partner Virginia Clegg, voted through the motion that was approved by partners at the firm and will see a “modest” […]

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields makes up 22 in largest promos round since recession

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted 22 lawyers to the ranks of its partnership, in the largest round of promotions since 25 were made up in 2008. Ten lawyers were promoted in continental Europe – the most since 2011 – while London also saw the highest number of new partners created since that year. Seven of […]

What is the difference between corporate and commercial in a law firm?

In a law firm corporate and commercial are titles given to two related but usually separate groups. The distinction between the groups can differ across firms. The practice areas within corporate are closely linked and their work relates to the lifecycle of companies, as well as mergers & acquisitions. Commercial includes a broader range of […]

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