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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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Research shows lawyers are unprepared for retirement and set to work well beyond 65

As many as 43 per cent of lawyers intend to work part-time during retirement to supplement their income, new research has shown. The survey carried out by Investec Private Banking found that 20 per cent of respondents would consider stepping away from the law altogether, taking on a new career once they retire from their […]


Dentons UKMEA CEO Matthew Jones to step down after landmark Dacheng merger

Dentons CEO Matthew Jones has told the firm’s UKMEA board that he will not seek reappointment when his four-year term ends in March 2015. According to the firm, Jones said that after Denton’s recent merger with Chinese firm Dacheng (22 January 2015), the “time is right for a new UKMEA CEO to take the helm” […]

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 […]

Midlands deals market on the up, says Gateley

It has been an encouraging 12 months for the Midlands deals community as confidence returns, according to the Birmingham office of Gateley. The firm’s corporate team in the Midlands says it started the year as the most active legal adviser by deal volume for the second year running, going by Experian Corpfin’s annual league table […]


SFO ordered to pay £7m in legal costs for Guildhall Chambers silk trial

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been ordered to pay £7m in legal costs for Guildhall Chambers’ Stephen Davies QC and four other defendants cleared of fraud last year. Mr Justice Hickinbottom made the costs order this morning after throwing out the SFO’s case, known as ‘Celtic Energy’ against Davies and his fellow defendants last […]

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