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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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Will the UK begin to regulate Bitcoins in 2015?

The UK needs a light touch, regulatory regime focused on virtual currency exchanges. On 13 December 2013, the European Banking Authority (EBA) warned the public about the risks associated with buying, holding and trading virtual, digital and crypto currencies: “Consumers are not protected through regulation when using [these] currencies … and may be at risk […]


Triangle investment group appoints BLP associate as first general counsel

Investment and asset management company Triangle has appointed Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) senior associate Liron Meister as its first general counsel. Meister will advise Triangle’s senior management team on all legal issues to do with transactions, regulatory compliance, contracts and potential acquisitions. Previously the London-based financial services group has used a roster of firms for […]


BLM offers all London staff flexible working contracts

BLM is offering a flexible working programme for all its staff in London as the firm consolidates its two offices into one location.  BLM will reduce the space it occupies in London with the combination of two offices into a single City location on Fenchurch Street in a move scheduled for between 6 and 10 […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 10 February 2015

If you’re on social media, one of the things you’ll see going viral every couple of years is The Lawyer Colouring Book . Sadly not affiliated with The Lawyer magazine, it contains a number of line drawings with captions like ‘This is my suit. Colour it grey or I will lose my job’. But all […]


Dentons expands its Africa presence with Johannesburg office opening

Dentons is set to open a new office in Johannesburg to expand its presence in Africa, weeks after merging with Chinese firm Dacheng.  The new office will join Dentons’ current Cape Town offering in South Africa, which opened in April 2014 through a combination with local firm KapdiTwala and is led by managing partner Noor […]

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