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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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The nauseatingly phrased ‘talent pipeline’ has long been leaking women at senior associate level. The reasons for this are manifold – read: not just down to biology – and stemming the leak requires a massive shift in the way we think about client service and employee value. Try as they might, law firms cannot fix this […]

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