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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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After a surge of activity including a restructure that scattered legal services across the business and deep cuts to the panel roster, the EDF Energy team say they are the stronger for it. Over the past year the legal team at EDF Energy has grappled with a company-wide restructure, intense scrutiny from the energy regulator […]

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Stephenson Harwood and Lord Pannick to take Tchenguiz litigation to ECHR

Stephenson Harwood has instructed Lord Pannick QC on behalf of Robert Tchenguiz to go before the European Court of Human Rights in the latest stage of a long-running legal battle against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and accountancy firm Grant Thornton. Blackstone Chambers veteran Pannick is set to argue that the businessman’s right to a […]

Eversheds discusses heightened awareness of the significance of whistleblowing

Commenting on UK whistleblowing laws, Shirley Wright, employment law partner at Eversheds, says: “Encouragingly, both inside and outside the health sector, recent research undertaken by Eversheds reveals heightened awareness of the significance of whistleblowing amongst employers. “More and more are opting to put in place whistleblowing policies and procedures. “Inevitably, however, as recent events in the […]

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Ride the wave of change, don’t resist it

The news last Friday that Addleshaw Goddard is clambering aboard the flexible resourcing juggernaut underlines how quickly this part of the legal services market is moving. Over the past couple of years or so a growing number of traditional law firms have followed the trail blazed by Berwin Leighton Paisner, which launched Lawyers on Demand […]

No5 Chambers’ Richard Kimblin acts in planning dispute

No5 Chambers’ Richard Kimblin has acted for the secretary of state in Oxfordshire CC v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which the council challenged an inspector’s finding that a monitoring fee was not compliant with regulations.   In a detailed consideration of the origin and operation of Regulation 122 Mrs Justice Lang dismissed the […]

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