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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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Looking to Europe: A closer look at Fieldfisher’s flurry of lateral hires

Fieldfisher has cast a wide net to snare lateral hires in Europe, but what is its strategy on the continent? Since Michael Chissick became Fieldfisher’s managing partner back in February 2013, he claims to have been “slowly but surely” investing in lateral hires. According to The Lawyer UK 200, the firm increased its partner numbers […]

Deadly bull attack case: No5 Chambers lawyer represents HSE

In a health and safety prosecution concerning a dairy farm before Stafford Crown Court, Tim Pole of No5 Chambers acted for the HSE.  The company and director had on an earlier occasion pleaded guilty to health and safety offences of failing to ensure the safety of employees and failing to have a suitable risk assessment […]

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MoFo boosts Berlin with data protection hires from De Brauw

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has turned to De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek for the hire of two data protection lawyers, including the Dutch firm’s global data privacy chair Lokke Moerel. Moerel joins MoFo in Berlin as a senior of counsel alongside De Brauw senior associate Alex van der Wolk, who becomes a partner at the US […]

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