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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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Law Society

Law Society and LCCSA lose judicial review into criminal legal aid reforms

The Law Society is taking its fight over Government cuts to criminal legal aid to the Court of Appeal after the High Court threw out a judicial review into criminal legal aid contracts. The High Court today (18 February) upheld Government reforms to legal aid in a decision deemed “deeply disappointing” by the Law Society […]

New York

Financial performance at US headquartered global firms outstrips that of domestic rivals

Analysis of financial results for 2014 has revealed that global firms headquartered in the US are outperforming more domestically-focused rivals – although smaller firms are closing the performance gap.  Research carried out by Citi Private Bank, with responses from 149 US firms, showed that average net income grew by 6 per cent in 2014, whereas profit […]

Wragges acts for LaSalle in exchange of contracts with Derwent London

Derwent London plc has exchanged contracts with LaSalle Investment Management, the global real estate investment manager, to acquire a minimum 175-year long leasehold of 20 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell EC1 in London’s Tech Belt. LaSalle will retain the building’s virtual freehold with the right to receive 10 per cent of all rents. In return, Derwent London […]

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