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Freeports – Planning FAQs

The designation of eight new Freeports within England made headlines in the Budget and now the winning bidders have to put into effect their successful proposals. What will this mean in practice for those areas affected and what are the likely issues that Freeport authorities will face?

Snapshot: arbitration in the British Virgin Islands for Asia-based parties

The BVI is an increasingly popular arbitral seat supported by a modern pro-arbitration legal framework, modern arbitration facilities, and a world-class arbitration institution of its own in the form of the BVI International Arbitration Centre (“BVIIAC”). The ready availability of BVI legal expertise for any such arbitration under the supervision of the well-respected BVI Courts provides added comfort for parties seeking a dispute resolution venue in a stable jurisdiction.

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.

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Lawyers from all walks of the profession and all around the world are gathering in London this week to debate the key trends affecting the industry – including the role of government in preserving access to justice and how the rule of law affects the world of business. The first day of the Global Law […]

Court

Gibson Dunn Dubai partner faces cross-examination over falsified evidence claim in Djibouti case

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray will undergo cross-examination in the High Court in early March over allegations that he submitted evidence containing falsified information during a September 2013 case for the government of Djibouti. Gray, who was instructed by the Djibouti government in its long-running case against African businessman Abdourahman Boreh, is alleged […]

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Nabarro delays annual pay review to 2014/15 financial year-end

Nabarro will delay its annual pay review for trainees, associates and business support staff until June, in an effort to more accurately assess its 2014/15 financial results. The annual review usually takes place every May but this year the firm has decided to postpone it until June and then backdate any pay increase. Nabarro took […]

Eversheds helps Impetus clean up in T Shea waste management deal

Eversheds has advised waste management company Impetus on its acquisition of UK waste transfer station operator T Shea. Impetus, which was backed by private equity house Agilitas in 2013, is one of the largest waste management companies in the North-east of England. Impetus has built Europe’s largest commercial and industrial waste processing facility at its site […]

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Mishcon joins growing number of top 50 firms with ABS licence

Mishcon de Reya has become the latest top 50 firm to gain an ABS licence, some six months after lodging its application with the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA). The firm was granted its licence on 12 February.  Mishcon has been eyeing ABS conversion for some time, with the possibility mooted as early as 2012 (16 […]

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