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Amendments to the constitutional documents for offshore companies listed in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange recently made various amendments to its listing rules, which came into effect on 1 January 2022. These include its recently published consultation conclusions in respect of the Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers and the Review of the Corporate Governance Code and related listing rules, and the Housekeeping Rule Amendments.

2022 Predictions: Technology sector outlook

After the growth and successes of the tech industry in 2021, James Klein, head of the technology sector at Shoosmiths, shares his thoughts on emerging trends and a few areas where we may see developments in 2022.

What is eDiscovery software?

The discovery process in litigation requires that parties must exchange documents deemed relevant to the case. As most documentation is now created, stored and exchanged in digital form, this element of discovery has become known as electronic discovery – or eDiscovery – and has become an accepted part of legal systems worldwide.

Are non-fungible tokens property capable of being held on trust?

A recent High Court decision raised some interesting questions surrounding the property status of cryptocurrencies and whether they can be held on trust. We consider how certain comments in the judgment may have implications for the property status of NFTs.


Catrin Griffiths

Hot 100: associates deserve a place in the sun

The ‘Hot 100 effect’ is well-documented. Over the 16 years The Lawyer has been running our star-spotting project we’ve brought the attention of the market to hundreds of superb performers working in private practice, in-house, the bar and in business services.

Hot 100 2017 – Energy

Lucille De Silva Partner, Dentons   Less than a month into 2017, Dentons energy partner Lucille De Silva has already closed what may be the biggest solar deals of the year, valued at £470m. She advised longstanding Asia-headquartered client Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) on the acquisition of a 50 per cent shareholding in one of […]

Hot 100 2017 – Finance

Nada Jarnaz Senior associate, Taylor Wessing   Nada Jarnaz may be a senior associate at Taylor Wessing, but her contribution to the finance ­practice is above and beyond her title. Throughout the 13 years since she trained at the firm, she has honed her skills in finance and excelled as one of a small group […]

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