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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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Sidley Austin partner Tim Cowen has joined technology, media and telecoms (TMT) boutique Preiskel & Co as an equity partner. Cowen has brought with him to the firm a multi-million pound antitrust litigation against Google brought by mapping site StreetMap. StreetMap is bringing damages claims against Google alleging abuse of dominance in the way in […]

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 […]

New UK NED regulations could help prevent next financial crisis, says Eversheds

Aleen Gulvanessian, partner and corporate governance specialist at Eversheds, has commented on the proposals for a new stringent city code affecting certain non-execs. Gulvanessian said: “The new regime is likely to make non-executive director (NED) candidates think long and hard about taking these key roles on the board or its committees. When we carried out our research […]

Shoosmiths advises Hewlett Packard on 68,000sq ft city letting

Shoosmiths has advised Hewlett Packard on a new lease of 68,000sq ft of Grade A office space in the City of London, at 1 Aldermanbury Square. Hewlett Packard is set to move into its new office accommodation, owned by EPIC UK, in November 2015, occupying the whole of 1 Aldermanbury Square on a 15-year lease. […]

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Arnold & Porter revenue and profit up by 1.2 per cent for 2014

Arnold & Porter grew its revenue by 1.2 per cent in 2014, boosting its total income from $686m to $694m (£449m). The increase marks a sea change for the firm, which saw its revenue tumble by 6 per cent the previous year.  Its global net profit also grew by 1.2 per cent to $322.8m in […]

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