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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.


China’s premier turns to lawyers from Jun He and Grandall amid New York Times row

It’s only a week before the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China commences in Beijing, where the country’s once-in-a-decade leadership transition will take place. The event has already drawn global attention to China. Last Friday, a New York Times story that claimed that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s family has amassed huge wealth […]


Slaughters cuts annual bonuses amid market uncertainty

Slaughter and May has announced a cut to its bonuses for associates, trainees and support staff, citing market uncertainty for the decision. It marks the second year running in which the City leader has reduced the bonus it pays trainees, who will this year receive a 2.5 per cent salary top-up, down on 4 per […]


Offshore deals and cases Q3 2012

The past quarter has been busy for the offshore sector as firms have looked to capitalise on globalisation, while workflow has remained high Since the summer, offshore law firms have been kept busy with plenty of instructions from clients and also plenty of strategic moves. A number of firms have opened new offices, seeking to […]

Merger splurge

It is fair to say that the market has been a hive of merger activity over the past 12 to 18 months. Since the latter half of 2011 there have been 17 mergers, bolt-ons or tie-ups announced in the UK. Some, like the union between Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, shook the […]

David Jabbari

Clydes COO Jabbari quits firm year after BLG merger

Clyde & Co chief operating officer David Jabbari has left the firm one year after the merger between Clyde & Co and his former firm Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG). Jabbari was chief executive of Clydes legacy firm BLG. It is understood that he was one of the key instigators for the merger, which went […]

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