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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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This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 15 February 2015

Do you blog? If your response to that is to turn your nose up and dismiss blogging as narcissists spewing out their ill-informed opinions to an uncaring internet, then you’re about a million years behind the times. Or five years anyway, which in web terms might as well be a million. Blogging has come a […]

Karanovic & Nikolic associate holds presentation on corruption

Karanović & Nikolić associate Veton Qoku has held a presentation at an event organised by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Macedonia. The event, entitled “Protecting your porganisation from corruption”, introduced participants to current anti-corruption legislation in Macedonia, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act , both of which are regularly enforced and have […]

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Silk appointments 2015 – Why be a QC?

We talk to seven of this year’s 93 successful applicants for silk to discover the enduring appeal of the Queen’s Counsel kitemark. The ‘new’ silks appointment system has now been in place for nine years. This year’s round of appointments, announced last month, suggests a stabilisation of the revamped system. While the number of applicants […]

Freshfields partner leads lawyers’ efforts to keep Britain in the EU

Earlier this week, a group of 110 lawyers, barristers and legal academics gathered in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London office. The reason was somewhat unorthodox – a meeting of legal minds that are troubled about the possibility of Brexit, or British exit from the EU. The event, which was organised by Freshfields competition partner John Davies […]

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