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12 things you didn’t know about electric vehicles

The significant shift in people’s travel routines over the last 12 months will likely trigger long-term changes for many and our urban spaces will need to continue to develop into ‘smart cities’. Electric vehicles and their charging points will form a significant part of this changing landscape.

Avenues of redress for stakeholders in Cayman incorporated companies facing the excesses of majority shareholders and/or their appointed directors

Against the backdrop of differing economies, laws and regulations throughout Asia, choosing to incorporate Cayman entities into holding and investment structures allows international stakeholders to co-operate under the aegis of a stable and effective judicial system. Appeals from the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands lie with the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, comprising judges who have held high judicial office in the Commonwealth. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is the final Appellate Court for the Cayman Islands. As such, through its Court system, Cayman is able to provide the investment community with impartial, established and highly regarded judicial resources dedicated to resolving complex commercial disputes.

Key changes to the LCIA and ICC arbitration rules

Two of the most prominent arbitral institutions globally, the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Chamber of Commerce, have recently updated their rules to modernise and streamline the way in which arbitrations are administered. The changes are designed to increase efficiency, flexibility and transparency and to embrace the growing use of technology in business today.

Around the world (of Big Tech regulation) in 8 minutes

When Trump was ultimately banned from most mainstream social media services during his final month in office, many questioned if Big Tech should have the power to silence a sitting President in this way and if they had the right rationale to do so. Trump has now handed over @POTUS to Joe Biden and the whole world is talking about what may be in store for Big Tech when it comes to regulation as a result of this transformed understanding.

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Real estate has taken a serious hit in recent years, but with signs that things are starting to pick, what does this mean for the legal market? “Commercial real estate is definitely on the up,” comments Justin Gyphion, a senior consultant at Taylor Root. “The Taylor Root Job Index, which maps the monthly number of […]

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Having popped over to Cannes for this year’s MAPIC real estate conference, Nicky Richmond finds a slightly different scene to the one on offer at lawyer-fest MIPIM I’d guess that there are about 300 or so UK-based organisations at MAPIC this year. Out of that lot, 10 law firms. Out of that lot, Blake Lapthorn wins […]

Nabarro turnover inches up at the half-year mark

Nabarro’s turnover increased 2 per cent for the first half of 2012-13 compared with the previous year, rising to £52.3m. Nabarro’s turnover for the first half of 2011/12 was £51.2m, and has risen to £52.3m in the first six months of 2012-13, according to unaudited figures. According to the firm, work-in-progress has also increased, while […]

Magnitsky Act overcomes further hurdle in US Congress

The US House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Magnitsky Act, with 365 to 43 in favour of passing the bill The vote went in favour of passing the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 and a law to grant Russian Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR), a hangover from […]

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