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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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Planning silk John Hobson QC and Stephen Whale are the latest barristers to quit 4-5 Gray’s Inn for Landmark Chambers. Hobson is the fourth silk to leave the set for Landmark in recent weeks following Paul Brown QC and Philip Coppel QC (9 November 2012), and Tim Corner QC (7 November 2012 ). Hobson was […]

Clifford Chance joins burgeoning list of law firms on MegaFon IPO

Clifford Chance has added its name to the growing roster of advisers on Russian mobile phone group MegaFon’s London IPO, winning a mandate from BNY Mellon in its role as depository bank. City capital markets partner Bruce Kahl and finance senior associate Madeleine Yates acted for the New York bank in relation to the listing, […]

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Flying south

The southern African region is developing quickly and its vast promise is attracting a flock of foreign law firms In brief South Africa and the surrounding countries have almost unlimited potential in natural resources and other developments. More and more international law firms are now trying to take advantage of these developments, but the local […]

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Integreon opens City review centre as trend for onshore LPOs advances

Legal process outsourcer (LPO) Integreon is to open a legal document review centre in its London office as the trend for onshore LPOs continues to pick up. The service, which will be based in Integreon’s and CMS’s existing City base, will be the second UK LPO facility the outsourcer has launched this year following a […]

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