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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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Global Law Summit: Susskind & Co on the future of the law

Richard Susskind revealed his view of the future at the Global Law Summit this week. For many, it’s not pretty. This week’s Global Law Summit (GLS) has offered up far more than simply a celebration of 800 years of Magna Carta. The UK legal market’s best-known cheerleader for change Richard Susskind spoke of a “gargantuan […]

Wragges advises Société Générale Capital Partners on leveraged buyout

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s private equity team in Paris has advised longstanding client Société Générale Capital Partners, in partnership with Sagard and Euromezzanine, on the leveraged buyout of specialty chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan from Parquest Capital. The buyout, for a confidential sum, will see management take a majority stake in the business and has been […]

Court

Blackstone links up with Ofcom for Big Fat Gypsy Wedding success in High Court

Blackstone Chambers has successfully defended Ofcom against a claim brought by Travellers Movement alleging that Channel 4 programme My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding portrayed travellers in an “unfair and racially stereotypical way”. Charity Travellers Movement put forward a claim against Ofcom after a complaint against Channel 4 programmes My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and Thelma’s […]

Law Society

Law Society wins right to appeal against criminal legal aid ruling

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has granted permission for the Law Society to challenge a recent High Court decision over Government reforms to the criminal legal aid regime. In a decision handed down today (27 February) the CoA said the Law Society could appeal the decision of Lord Justice Laws and Mr Justice Cranston, which […]

Court

Hogan Lovells secures Court of Appeal victory in ‘Putin’s banker’ case

Hogan Lovells and Erskine Chambers have secured a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgment requiring Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev to disclose information about discretionary trusts established in New Zealand, setting a precedent in cases involving freezing orders. The CoA ruled that Pugachev, who once had close ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin, must disclose information about […]

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