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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.


CMS, Eversheds and Osborne Clarke win spots on slimmed down Lloyds panel

Ashurst, Berwin Leighton Paisner, CMS Cameron McKenna, Eversheds, Osborne Clarke and Stephenson Harwood have been appointed to Lloyds Banking Group’s own-account legal panels following a review. The firms are understood to have been among those awarded places on the slimmed-down roster, a revamp of which was finalised this week. Lloyds has appointed firms to roughly […]

Nick Pryor

‘A real concern’ over Jackson, says BLP

Sir Rupert Jackson’s final report into civil litigation costs ran to nearly 600 pages, plus appendices.  His proposal for “a coherent package of interlocking reforms” was bold, and the principles themselves commendable. Undoubtedly the bodies responsible for implementation, overseen by the Judicial Steering Group, are working incredibly hard to meet the April 2013 deadline. But […]


You might not have expected the legal profession to lean to the left, but in this year’s US presidential election lawyers donated more than twice as much to Democrat – and incumbent – Barack Obama than to his Republican rival Mitt Romney. Perhaps it’s because lawyers recognised so much of themselves in Obama. After all, […]

The bank that likes to say yes

It was Trustee Savings Bank, the forerunner of Lloyds TSB, that in 1984 styled itself as “the bank that likes to say yes” in one of the most 80s-style TV adverts you’re likely to find. The TSB brand has gradually slipped away from Lloyds since the two merged in 1995 to form Lloyds TSB. Lloyds […]

David Jabbari

Clydes COO Jabbari quits firm year after BLG merger

Clyde & Co chief operating officer David Jabbari has left the firm one year after the merger between Clyde & Co and his former firm Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG). Jabbari was chief executive of Clydes legacy firm BLG. It is understood that he was one of the key instigators for the merger, which went […]

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