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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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Google exodus as legal talent heads for microblogging supersite Twitter’s lawyers are linking up with old mates as the site continues to pluck legal talent from Google. The news – naturally announced via Twitter – that Google deputy general counsel Nicole Wong had joined Twitter as legal director last week rammed home the message that […]

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Wragges sees turnover rise at half-way stage

Wragge & Co has announced a half-year revenue figure of £60.6m, representing a rise of 4.5 per cent on its first-half turnover last year. Managing partner Ian Metcalfe said he was disappointed to come in slightly under an aggressive budget, yet pleased with the results in view of the market. Wragges posted £58m turnover for […]

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Norton Rose risks alienating US buddies after merger

The Houston lift-off for Norton Rose Fulbright will create a huge firm on paper, but some worry about the effect on transatlantic referrals 2012 has seen merger talks fail over differences in culture and firm structures even if practice fits have seemed positive – Field Fisher Waterhouse and Osborne Clarke being a prime example. But […]

Goodwin Procter leads for Advent on €8.5bn private equity fundraising

Goodwin Procter has advised private equity group Advent International on its latest fund, which has raised €8.5bn (£6.8bn) in one of the largest buyout fundraisings post-financial crisis. Advent International GPE VII, which began gathering funds in March, is being spoken of as the biggest buyout fund raised since September 2008. The Boston-based buyout group turned […]

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Sleazy come, sleazy go

Bulgaria is fighting hard to emerge from the long shadow of corruption In brief Bulgaria is a country with much potential, but there are a number of hurdles to be overcome before the jurisdiction can make the most of the opportunities it offers. A perception of corruption lingers and the legal market still has some […]

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