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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.



Freshfields and MoFo take lead roles on DMGT local paper sell-off

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Morrison & Foerster (MoFo), Norton Rose and Olswang have advised as the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) sells its regional newspaper arm Northcliffe Media to a consortium led by former Mirror Group CEO David Montgomery. The deal sees newly formed media venture Local World acquire Northcliffe for £52.5m in cash, with […]


Opinion: Welby must ditch the evangelism

The new Archbishop of Canterbury should represent everyone, including the bankers he has castigated Dominic Griffiths, banking partner, Mayer Brown As lawyers sat down to lunch on Remembrance Sunday did the conversation drift into debate over the new Archbishop of Canterbury-designate? Does anyone really care about the background or suitability of Justin Welby, the man […]

Dominic Crossley

Twitter, twit…. writ?

As Lord McAlpine presses ahead in seeking damages from everyone who tweeted lies about him, Dominic Crossley asks how many claims will have to be issued before a way is found to prevent the misuse of modern technology? It has the makings of a pub quiz question: What do Sally Bercow, Nick Griffin, Lalit Modi, […]

Conyers splits chairman role in two with new appointments

Offshore firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has elected partners Narinder Hargun and David Lamb as its new co-chairs. Hargun and Lamb replace John Collis, who has chaired the firm’s executive committee for a number of years and is also Conyers’ corporate head. The appointment of Hargun and Lamb took effect on Friday 16 November. Hargun […]

Boris: UK is the way

With his mop of blond hair, clownish features, booming voice and ability to draw a crowd, Boris Johnson makes an ideal circus master. And this week he has been encouraging defamed oligarchs and their divorce-hunting spouses to roll up, roll up and bring their high-net-worth public spectacles to the UK courts. This is a welcome […]

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