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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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Tikit enhances UK sales team

To deal with growing client demand Tikit expands its sales team with the appointment of former IT Lab employee Craig Dootson.  Craig has vast experience of the IT industry having worked across multiple areas including licensing, thin client technology, cloud hosting and Office 365.

Seminar: Love and other awkward losses

Seminar: “Love and other awkward losses” This seminar, which takes place on 12 December, will help to provide context and suggestions for some relationship-based issues that crop up in cases that don’t have an easily accessible answer. You might also find that you leave the seminar more aware of ways in which some relationship-centred damage […]

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Dickson Minto signs up to Luminance in talent war push

Scottish-headquartered Dickson Minto has become the latest law firm to sign up to artificial intelligence provider Luminance. The firm, known as one of the most conservative in the market, has also become the first firm in Scotland to adopt the M&A diligence technology.

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