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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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Word of honour

English is now universally accepted as the language of business, spoken by businesspeople – and lawyers – worldwide. UK and US lawyers can cheerfully travel the world, safe in the knowledge that they won’t be the ones needing a dictionary. But beware. A cautionary tale told to Tulkinghorn last week illustrates that those emails and […]

Deals round-up

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary (Jim Lavery, Natalie Town) advised Baring English Growth Fund on the management buyout of UK-based computer manufacturer Stone Computers for £20m. Stone Computers advised by Pinsent Masons. Berwin Leighton Paisner (Antony Grossman, Victoria Sawyer) advised BAA on its agreement with Morley Fund Management to form a property joint venture, the […]

Pillsbury offloads insurance litigation team ahead of merger

Merging US firms Pillsbury Winthrop and Shaw Pitman have made their first bold move to offload unwanted practices sending a 20-lawyer insurance litigation team to Hunton & Williams. The group of four partners, one counsel and fifteen associates are led by Walter Andrews and Lon Berk, who will join Hunton & Williams’ Northern Virginia office. […]

DLA wins Pinsents’ waste specialist

DLA is continuing its attack on the projects and PFI market with the hire of partner Allison Page from Pinsent Masons. Page has been a partner in Pinsent Masons’ Leeds office since 2002, specialising in waste management. She joins DLA today (28 February). Among her key instructions while at Pinsent Masons, Page advised Lancashire County […]

Pillsbury offloads insurance litigation team ahead of merger

Merging US firms Pillsbury Winthrop and Shaw Pitman have made their first bold move to offload unwanted practices sending a 20-lawyer insurance litigation team to Hunton & Williams. The group of four partners, one counsel and fifteen associates are led by Walter Andrews and Lon Berk, who will join Hunton & Williams’ Northern Virginia office. […]

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