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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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Slater & Gordon secures Welsh bolt-ons as UK half-year revenue soars to £60m

Slater & Gordon has confirmed it is merging with Welsh firms Leo Abse & Cohen and Walker Smith Way in the latest in a string of acquisitions. The Lawyer first reported that the Australian listed firm was in talks with Cardiff-headquartered Leo Abse & Cohen in September last year (25 September 2014). The tie-up, together […]

Withers keeps focus on Asia with Singapore deal

With private wealth growing faster in Asia than in any other region, it’s no surprise that a family and private client firm would want to expand its Asian footprint. Having recently sealed an alliance with Australian law firm SBL Shmith and tax practice Balazs Lazanas & Welch, the UK’s Withers has now followed a similar […]

Change at the top at 11 Stone Buildings

Alan Gourgey QC and Lexa Hilliard QC have taken over as heads of chambers at 11 Stone Buildings. Outgoing head of chambers Edward Cohen, who continues in practice, held the role for 10 years.

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co sews up design rights case for G-Star Raw

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s brands and designs team has won a major design rights case for client G-Star Raw. The case, the first High Court design rights case in the fashion industry for years, concerned rights in G-Star’s successful ‘ARC pant’. Four members of the Rhodi group, which is behind the Voi jeans brand, […]

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