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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.



Cash and carry-on

The argument that currency fluctuations affect revenue figures is pretty thin A graph of the euro-sterling exchange rate over the past year shows how the strength of the pound against the European currency has plummeted, from around 86p per euro in December 2011 to some 81p, with a trough of around 78p in mid-summer. This […]

Martin Arnold

Martin Arnold elected as managing partner for post-merger Wedlake Bell

Wedlake Bell senior partner Martin Arnold has been elected managing partner for a four-year term in the wake of the firm’s April merger with Cumberland Ellis. Arnold, who joined Wedlake Bell as a trainee in 1987 and has been a partner at the firm since 1996, was instrumental in the firm’s tie-up with Cumberland Ellis […]

Simon Davies

Linklaters seals alliance with South Africa’s Webber Wentzel

Linklaters has agreed an exclusive alliance with South African law firm Webber Wentzel, with the deal set to go live early next year. The magic circle firm has recently closed a vote on the tie-up, which follows a similar alliance with Australia’s Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens) earlier this year (23 April 2012). The Webber […]

Raymundo Enríquez

Opportunities outweigh challenges in Latin America, says Bakers LatAm chair

When Baker & McKenzie broke the news earlier this year that it was launching an office in Peru, managing partners at other international firms across the world were no doubt nodding their heads silently in agreement. Peru, as with many other Latin American countries, has had a bad rap in recent years, with political tensions […]

Andrew Oldland

Third time unlucky for UBS

UBS faces a third FSA investigation in four years, this time for Libor. A record-breaking fine could be coming its way… On Monday 26 November, the Financial Services Authority announced its latest settlement with Swiss bank UBS for £29.7m. This followed the conviction and imprisonment of UBS rogue trader Kweku Adoboli for fraud. Adoboli had […]

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