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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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Travers earns £2m for key role on Bank of England’s forex investigation

Travers Smith was paid £2.2m for its work on an independent inquiry into the Bank of England’s alleged foreign exchange (forex) fixing claims. In total, the inquiry cost the bank £2.93m, of which 68 per cent was paid to Travers.  One Essex Court’s Tony Grabiner QC, who was appointed in March 2014 to oversee the […]

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co partner Greg Standing named in Motor Finance Power 50

Partner Greg Standing has been named as a leader in the world of vehicle finance. The Motor Finance Power 50 celebrates the most important, influential and notable members of the motor finance industry. Standing features in the Top 50 list alongside the likes of Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Mark Carney, Governor of […]

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Arthur Cox, Cleary, Freshfields advise as Holcim and Lafarge divest €6.5bn of assets

Irish firm Arthur Cox, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have scooped the lead roles as construction giants Holcim and Lafarge sell off assets ahead of their €40bn merger. Arthur Cox client CRH is acquiring €6.5bn (£4.9bn) of assets from the two companies, including UK-based Lafarge Tarmac. The assets will see the […]

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Locke Lord’s Clements: “We got the team we wanted”

The merger between Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer is less than a month old, but chair Jerry Clements’ term at the top has already stood the test of time.  Clements was named chair of legacy Locke Liddell & Sapp in 2006 (it became Locke Lord in 2007 after the merger with Lord Bissell & […]

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