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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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Mayer Brown is taking on a partner from Goodwin Procter to beef up its City real estate practice. The firm has taken Joe Conder from its US rival, who will join in June after almost nine years at Goodwin. Conder focuses on aspects of commercial real estate transactions including structured sales and purchases of high […]

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Rosenblatt parent company snaps up Memery Crystal in £30m deal

RBG Holdings has purchased independent London outfit Memery Crystal in a £30m acquisition. As a result of the transaction, which was announced on the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning, the parent group of litigation-focused Rosenblatt Limited confirmed that the two firms will retain their own brands and offices in the deal, while also stating […]

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Redundancies at Mundays after Knights’ acquisition

Mundays is parting ways with members of its business services function following its purchase by listed firm Knights, The Lawyer has learned. It is understood that more than 20 people spanning operational ranks in HR, IT, marketing, secretarial and support will be let go. Sources told The Lawyer that the decision was communicated internally within […]

Irwin Mitchell hands out Covid bonus but holds off on partner paybacks

Irwin Mitchell is paying a three per cent bonus to its staff this month, but has yet to confirm whether it will be reimbursing partners who volunteered for a 10 per cent pay cut last year. The bonus comes as the firm seeks to reward employees for their contribution during the pandemic, while also repaying […]

Six City lawyers make the grade in HSF promos

Herbert Smith Freehills is making up 23 partners in its latest promotions round, with lawyers elevated for the first time in the firm’s Milan and Johannesburg offices. Disputes took priority with a total of nine promotions across the board. This year’s round is just three fewer than last year’s batch of 26, with Australia and […]

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