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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.


BLP backs diversity agenda with election of Lisa Mayhew as managing partner

 Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)’s votes are in – the person who will replace outgoing Neville Eisenberg as managing partner is employment head Lisa Mayhew. Mayhew will take over from Eisenberg in May this year after just a year in the role of employment chief. Her rise to BLP’s top job has been rapid; she only […]

Eight promotions at Ogier

Ogier has appointed three partners and five managing associates. David Cooney and Bradley Kruger become partners in the Cayman Islands office, and Michael Killourhy in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) office. In addition, partner Simon Schilder has joined the Jersey funds team and five senior associates have been promoted to managing associate across the BVI, Cayman, Guernsey […]


High Court dismisses $3.7m claim against Mishcon over allegations of dishonest assistance

The High Court has dismissed a $3.7m claim against Mishcon de Reya over an embezzlement scandal involving former partner Kevin Steele. Mishcon stood accused of dishonestly assisting a client who spent money meant to refinance a hotel resort in Orlando on cars and jewellery. Had the case been successful, the claimants had planned to sue Mishcon […]

Simon Hobday

Moves: 2 February 2015

Move of the week Osborne Clarke has recruited Simon Hobday to boost its energy and utilities practice in London. He joins from Pinsent Masons, where he was also a partner. Hobday advises commercial companies, governments, regulators and energy and utility companies on projects and regulatory and commercial matters. UK London Hamlins has hired media lawyer Andrew Stephenson […]

Ogier managing associates called to the Guernsey bar

Bryon Rees and Christopher Jones, managing associates of Ogier, were called to the Guernsey Bar on Monday 2 February 2015.  Rees and Jones have successfully completed the Guernsey Bar exams and the Certificat d’Études Juridiques Françaises et Normandes, which requires three months’ study at Caen University in Normandy. 
 Rees joined Ogier in 2005 and […]

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