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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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News Corp deputy general counsel David Pitofsky promoted to top job

News Corp has named deputy general counsel David Pitofsky as its new general counsel and chief compliance officer. Pitofsky replaces 21st Century Fox general counsel and chief compliance officer Gerson Zweifach, who was appointed as interim general counsel of News Corp in June 2013 when the media business split off from its parent.  Zweifach will […]

Linklaters moves 10 financial processes staff to Warsaw after outsourcing contract ends

Linklaters is relocating 10 back office staff from its London and Colchester offices to a low-cost business services centre in Warsaw. The move follows a decision by the firm to bring 60 business and financial services staff back in-house in the Polish city after choosing not to renew its contract with outsource provider Infosys last […]

Eversheds comments on concerns over driverless cars

Commenting on news that driverless cars are to be officially trialled on UK roads Simon Jones, a senior technology law partner at Eversheds, says: “Amazing as the development of autonomous vehicles may be, there are concerns over the safety of all driverless systems. “We all know that most software contains bugs – this is one thing […]

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Marginalised as a woman in the UAE? Emphatically, ‘no’

Western misconceptions about opportunities for female professionals in the UAE persist.   Berwin Leighton Paisner’s appointment earlier this month of its first female managing partner (3 February 2015) has turned the spotlight up even brighter on the issue of the progression of women in the profession.   But it is not just a UK spotlight. The legal community is a global […]

A&O and Linklaters earn £10.4m from Aviva’s Friends Life deal

There’s no denying it has been a sluggish few years for the public M&A market. Not only has the total volume of deals plummeted, but their value has also slipped on a downward trajectory. Unsurprisingly, the amount of fees shelled out to the legal advisers with a foothold in the market has also dropped.  However, […]

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