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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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The listed law firms face their biggest challenge yet

Any firms who have ever considered an IPO should take note after the recent market turmoil. You can virtually hear the sighs of relief emanating from the Mishcon de Reya partners who were set against an IPO – a much-touted policy that was publicly shelved yesterday (24 March). As shares stumble and fall, the lawyers […]

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