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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.

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Zaha Hadid Architects has seen its third general counsel leave the company in just three years with Previtha Kunjuraman stepping down from her role. The firm has had difficulty holding onto its general counsels since creating the role in 2016 when it hired Tamsyn McLean, herself departing ZHA after less than a year to join […]

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Hogan Lovells acts for Gaucho in restaurant merger

Hogan Lovells and Shoosmiths are acting in Gaucho’s merger with M Restaurants, six months after the steakhouse’s successful company voluntary arrangement (CVA) and rescue from administration. Hogan Lovells acted for Lomo Bidco, the holding company of the Argentinian style 16-strong Gaucho restaurant group, led by corporate and M&A partner Richard Diffenthal, senior associate Fergus Gallagher and […]

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Newly-listed DWF to close first UK office since IPO

Less than a month after its main market listing on the London Stock Exchange, DWF is to close its doors in Milton Keynes in a move that will affect up to 16 members of staff. The firm has chosen not to renew its lease in Milton Keynes, which will leave DWF with 10 bases in the UK. […]

Partner promotions: Taylor Wessing makes good on promise to improve gender diversity

Taylor Wessing has made up five lawyers to partner in its latest UK promotions round, with 60 per cent of the promotions targeting female lawyers. The five new partners in London are Alexander Erskine, Lauren Fendick, Amy Patterson, Adam Rendle and Alexandra Richardson. Private client lawyer Erskine trained at Herbert Smith Freehills, while real estate’s […]

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