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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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Irish firm Arthur Cox, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have scooped the lead roles as construction giants Holcim and Lafarge sell off assets ahead of their €40bn merger. Arthur Cox client CRH is acquiring €6.5bn (£4.9bn) of assets from the two companies, including UK-based Lafarge Tarmac. The assets will see the […]

Latham shifts focus of private equity hiring spree to the continent

The European legal market has been shaken by a flurry of lateral hires over the past week, with firms including Baker & McKenzie , Fieldfisher and Morrison & Foerster reaping the rewards. But it is Latham & Watkins that raised the most eyebrows, pulling off the significant hire of Clifford Chance’s global private equity co-head […]

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Withers enters formal alliance with Singapore firm KhattarWong in bid to grow Asia revenue

Withers has agreed a formal alliance with Singapore-based firm Khattar Wong as part of its strategy to expand in Asia. The two firms began negotiations shortly after moving into the same office building in 2012. Discussions became increasingly serious before the pair finally applied for regulatory approval last summer.  The formal law alliance (FLA) will […]

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McDermott revenue up by 2.2 per as firm nears $900m mark

McDermott Will & Emery increased its global revenue to $899.8m last year, a 2.2 per cent growth on its 2013 figure of $880.8m. During the course of the year, the firm’s total number of lawyers worldwide fell from 1,021 down to 997. Meanwhile, it topped up its total number of equity partners from 192 to […]

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Six take flight from Bird & Bird’s China offices in defection to IP consultancy

IP consultancy Awapatent has picked up Bird & Bird Hong Kong IP rainmaker Ai-Leen Lim and a team of five for its Beijing and Hong Kong branch AWA Asia. Lim has left Bird & Bird, where she was international partner and head of trademark portfolio management in Greater China, to head the consultancy’s practice as […]

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