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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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Cobham hires new legal head from HSBC

The associate general counsel of the M&A group at HSBC is leaving after more than seven years. In-house lawyer Graham Kirk will become group general counsel and company secretary at British aerospace manufacturing company Cobham. At HSBC, Kirk was one of four lawyers who helped the bank’s group strategy and planning function on M&A transactions […]

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A&O partners gear up for lockstep reform

Allen & Overy’s partnership is to consult on changes to its lockstep, as the magic circle continue to debate how best to stave off the challenges presented by US firms. The Lawyer understands that the firm is undertaking a wide-ranging review of its remuneration system, with the proposed changes shared with the partnership via email. […]

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The Lawyer Awards: the 2020 shortlist

The Lawyer Awards is going virtual for 2020! The ceremony, in association with Travelers, will take place online on the afternoon of 3 November. Visit the awards website to register. Who is in the running for the coveted awards in 2020? The full shortlist is below… Barrister of the year Allison Clare, Red Lion Chambers […]

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Monzo loses second senior in-houser this year

Digital bank Monzo’s head of legal is leaving the company, months after the exit of its chief legal officer Dean Nash. James Sullivan is leaving the app after more than one year, having first joined in March 2019 to support the company’s expansion plans for the coming years. Sullivan will become chief legal officer at […]

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