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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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DLA Piper’s total borrowings more than doubled over 2018/19 to £67.2m, according to the firm’s latest LLP accounts. The accounts reveal that borrowings increased from £32.6m over the year for regions included in the international LLP, primarily being DLA Piper’s UK, European, Middle East and Asia-Pacific business. They do not cover DLA Piper’s activities in […]

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CMS’s former IP head sets up boutique after forced exit

The former head of IP at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (CMS), who was asked to leave the firm last year, has launched a specialist advisory boutique. Joel Barry, who was a legacy Olswang partner and joined CMS after its three-way merger with Nabarro in 2017, exited CMS last April. The firm said at the time: […]

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Move over Goodwin, Latham is coming for tech partners

Latham & Watkins has hired two corporate partners in a bid to expand its City technology practice, less than six months after Goodwin made a similar move with a team raid from Taylor Wessing. Taylor Wessing has been hit again this time, with Latham landing Mike Turner, the head of the UK firm’s tech, media […]

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Leading Portuguese lawyer leaves Uría after Luanda Leaks allegations

One of the main personal lawyers of Isabel dos Santos, considered Africa’s richest woman and embroiled in the recent Luanda Leaks, has left his firm Uría Menéndez-Proença de Carvalho. Jorge Brito Pereira, a corporate lawyer by background, left Uría last Thursday after three years with the firm, which he joined in 2016. Prior to that, […]

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