Herbert Smith Freehills becomes second foreign firm to launch in Malaysia

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has secured a qualified foreign law firm (QFLF) licence from Malaysia’s Bar Council, meaning it is set to become just the second foreign firm to establish an office in the country.

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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.


Playtech hires BLP client relationship partner as new GC

Gambling and financial trading company Playtech has appointed its Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) client relationship partner Alex Latner as general counsel. BLP is retaining its advisory capacity with the relationship now being handled by corporate partners Gareth Jones and Benjamin Lee. Latner replaces had David McLeish, who joined Wiggin at the start of 2016 and […]

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