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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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Jones Day vows to fight ‘frat-boy culture’ claims

Jones Day has hit back at a $200m gender bias class action brought against it by six of its former US-based female associates, stating that it has painted a “distorted picture of the firm.” Today the firm issued its first response to a 107-page claim put forward by six women, which accused it of of […]

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Gender pay gap 2018/19: How does your firm do?

A total of 117 law firms (Ashurst and Allen & Overy submitted twice to include their support centres) submitted their gender pay gap data to the UK Government for the year ending April 2018. Here are the full results in alphabetical order. These are the mandatory figures that were submitted and do not include partner […]

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K&L Gates’ Hong Kong headache continues in battle over ex-partner fraud

A deputy judge in Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance has slammed K&L Gates’s request for documents as “vague”, “inconsistent” and “convoluted” in an ongoing fraud dispute involving a former partner. A judgment dated 29 March shows that the US firm requested a number of documents, including some protected by confidentiality agreements, in a bid […]

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