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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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CMS makes up 49 in latest promotions round

CMS has made up 40 partners in its latest promotions round, the largest number ever. The firms scored well for gender diversity in the UK, with women making up 76 per cent of the 21 promotions in the UK. Outside the UK, however, just seven of 28 partners made up were women. In the UK, […]

Freshfields partner defends sexual misconduct claims in SDT

A partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer appeared in front of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) today over allegations of non-consensual sex after a firm event. The Lawyer revealed last week that Ryan Beckwith was due to appear before the SDT, having been placed on indefinite leave by his firm. In the case management hearing today, […]

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