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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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Gender pay gap 2018/19: Which firms submitted partner data?

A total of 74 law firms volunteered their gender pay gap data for partners, which are ranked here by the median. For mandatory data, click here. Note: Linklaters, Simmons & Simmons, Royds Withy King and Fragomen combined partner information with employee data, but did not separate the two. Forsters submitted its mean partner gender pay […]

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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 […]

Gender pay gap: DLA Piper pays men £6 an hour more than women

DLA Piper has gone granular in its latest gender pay gap report, revealing that female employees are paid nearly £6 less per hour on average than their male colleagues. The firm is understood to be the first major player to breakdown what the percentages equate to in sterling. In the firm’s 2018 report, it states […]

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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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