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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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DLA Piper International revenue and headcount fell in 2013/14, accounts show

DLA Piper International – the firm’s operations outside the US – saw a 2 per cent drop in revenue in 2013/14, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown. Turnover for the firm’s International LLP, which includes its offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the UK, dropped by almost £13m from £800.4m in 2012/13 to […]

Gateley appoints new partners Rattray and Raize to London team

Gateley has expanded its London team with the appointment of two new partners. Craig Rattray joins the firm’s commercial, technology and media team and Steven Raize has been appointed to the firm’s corporate team. New Zealand-born Rattray is a technology, commercial and payment services specialist and joins the firm from Olswang, where he was a partner […]

In-house storms The Lawyer’s Hot 100

Last year The Lawyer significantly upped its focus on in-house legal teams, shining a light on the symbiosis between law and commercial strategy. As a result, this year’s Hot 100 list includes no less than 45 in-house lawyers, from all walks of business. It includes Cambridge University Press general counsel William Bowes, Pets At Home […]

Eversheds and Norton Rose Fulbright lead global trend of ramping up in Africa

Eversheds and Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) are already two of the most-established firms operating on the African continent, both with their own offices in South Africa – and plans to keep growing. This week the duo have announced new alliances with domestic firms to boost their presence further. Eversheds has added to its South African […]

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And then there were two: Collins and Mayhew to contest BLP managing partner election

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) head of corporate David Collins and head of employment Lisa Mayhew will go head-to-head on Tuesday (3 February), when partners vote in the firm’s first contested managing partner election for 16 years. Incumbent managing partner Neville Eisenberg is set to stand down at the end of April after five consecutive terms […]

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