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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.


Shoosmiths advises on sale of home and petsitting business

Shoosmiths has advised on the acquisition of Homesitters Limited, a UK provider of homesitting and petsitting services. Shoosmiths’ partner Adam Dowdney, with solicitors Catherine Wigmore and Robert Pook, advised Dr Alan Irvine on the acquisition. This is the second transaction on which Shoosmiths has advised Dr Irvine recently, after advising him on the sale of […]


Dentons UKMEA CEO Matthew Jones to step down after landmark Dacheng merger

Dentons CEO Matthew Jones has told the firm’s UKMEA board that he will not seek reappointment when his four-year term ends in March 2015. According to the firm, Jones said that after Denton’s recent merger with Chinese firm Dacheng (22 January 2015), the “time is right for a new UKMEA CEO to take the helm” […]

Eversheds lawyer to speak on business financing in Lithuania

The French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce and Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, in co-operation with the French embassy in Lithuania, Enterprise Europe Network and and Eversheds Saladžius, are inviting professionals to a business breakfast presentation on Why Invest in France and Business Financing in Lithuania on 18 February. Eversheds Saladžius senior associate Gerda Diniūtė will deliver a […]

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Locke Lord’s Clements: “We got the team we wanted”

The merger between Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer is less than a month old, but chair Jerry Clements’ term at the top has already stood the test of time.  Clements was named chair of legacy Locke Liddell & Sapp in 2006 (it became Locke Lord in 2007 after the merger with Lord Bissell & […]


Akin Gump reports 12.8 per cent profit rise to $356m

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s net profit rose 12.8 per cent from $315.5m to $356m in 2014, with growth across the board. The firm’s gross revenue grew by 4.8 per cent to $868m from $828.5m the previous year. Revenue per lawyer also increased from $1.025m to 1.056m in 2014. In the UK the firm’s […]

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