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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.


Sidley boosts revenues by 11 per cent

Sidley Austin has become the latest US firm to reveal its global figures, reporting an 11 per cent boost in revenue for the 2007 financial year. The firm today (11 February) announced global revenues of $1.386bn (£692m) for 2007 compared with $1.246bn (£652m) for 2006. Average profit per equity partner rose 5.75 per cent from […]

This week we’re all talking about…Macca v Mucca

This week, today and yesterday, all of Sir Paul McCartney’s troubles seemed so far away and now it looks as though they are here to stay… Well, maybe. Perhaps it is a strange twist of fate or maybe the listings clerk in the High Court’s family division has a warped sense of humour, but two […]

Wanted: 21 new High Court judges

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is kick-starting the search for 21 new High Court judges tomorrow (12 February). The competition, which is the first under new procedures, is looking for six new Chancery judges and 15 for the Queen’s Bench Division (QBD). Under the reformed procedures, successful candidates are guaranteed appointments to the bench once […]

Solicitor accused of stealing £1m

McGoldricks name partner Thomas McGoldrick was accused of stealing more than a million pounds from a disabled client, a court heard yesterday (14 February). Altrincham and Croydon-based law firm McGoldricks name partner Thomas McGoldrick was accused in court yesterday (14 Ferbruary) of stealing more than a million pounds from a disabled client. McGoldrick, who is […]

Four men went to sue

Four men went to sue08-Feb-2008When news filtered through that LG was taking a four-lawyer team from the London office of Dorsey & Whitney, the immediate reaction was “poor old Dorsey, not another raid”, but that’s not really the case this time. When news filtered through that LG was taking a four-lawyer team from the London […]

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