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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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Information technology/communications

We have a very substantial and enduring practice in the field of information technology and communications law. We are independently rated as one of a small number of premier IT law practices in the UK. We represent a broad mix of users and suppliers of information and communication technology products and services. Our focus is […]

No5 Chambers’ Sandhu prosecutes attempted rapist

Harpreet Sandhu has prosecuted a man who has been jailed for nine years after he tried to rape his friend and dumped her unconscious body in a field. Warwickshire Crown Court heard that Jason Croker, 38, left the victims body in an isolated countryside spot having “not got what he wanted”. Crocker was convicted of rape […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 24 February 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey is out and lawyers are getting in on the action. No, not like that, although what you do in your private lives is none of our concern. But for a little piece of legal-related Fifty Shades gossip, check in with The Lawyer’s legendary diarist, Tulkinghorn, who’s come out of retirement and […]

Employment

We are a pre-eminent employment practice and work with our clients on the full range of domestic and international employment issues. We work with a broad range of blue chip and multinational clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, insurance, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, transport, consumer products, publishing and retail.

Paul Hastings’ London head on the firm’s plans for careful growth

The results are now flooding in as this year’s US financial reporting season gathers pace, and several firms are breaking through significant barriers. White & Case has hit the $1.5bn mark , Paul Weiss produced $1bn last year , and King & Spalding’s 8 per cent growth is bringing it close to $1bn. One firm […]

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