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Linklaters, Travers Smith, Weil in £184m PwC Lehman pensions settlement

19-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Dentons, Linklaters, Travers Smith and Weil Gotshal & Manges have settled a £184m battle between the Pensions Regulator and Lehman Brothers administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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Muckle and Walker Morris among six appointed to first Sustainable Development Capital panel

13-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ethical investor Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) has appointed six firms to its inaugural legal panel, with Muckle and Walker Morris among those winning a spot.

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Ashurst to rejig Glasgow support offering with introduction of qualified lawyers

16-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Ashurst’s low-cost support base in Scotland is to rejig its business model by adding at least two qualified lawyers to the office by the end of the year. 

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Watson Farley & Williams' turnover rises by 14.6 per cent to £117m

2-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) increased its revenue in 2013/14 by 14.6 per cent last year, resulting in a jump in revenue from £102.1m to £117m.

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FCA succeeds in reversing stay in Operation Cotton trial

21-May-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has won its appeal against the stay in the high-cost fraud trial known as Operation Cotton, with the Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling that proceedings should resume.

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Simmons & Simmons promotes eight to partnership

1-May-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has made up eight to its partnership today, with 50 per cent of the new partners based in London.

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What’s in a name? Nothing, if there’s a number — what if the name and the BIC/account number don’t match? download subscription

Gateley 21-Aug-2014

Since 2007, all the major UK clearing banks have processed and routed electronic payments on the basis of sort code (or bank identifier code — BIC) and account number.

Tax Update: Australian tax and GST treatment of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies download subscription

DLA Piper 21-Aug-2014

The ATO has released its long-awaited public guidance on the Australian tax and GST treatment of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies.

Lenders beware: the dangers of being a ‘shadow director’ download subscription

Gateley 20-Aug-2014

A shadow director may be someone who is openly involved in managing a company or someone who lurks ‘in the shadows’ behind the scenes. 

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Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 

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The Lawyer Awards 2014 Shortlist: Finance Team of the Year

9-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A flair for innovation sets apart the banking and finance teams on this year’s shortlist for top honours at The Lawyer Awards 

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High anxiety: how the new financial regulatory regime will affect lawyers

15-Apr-2013 | By Jonathan Ames

Nerves are mounting over the ‘twin peaks’ financial regulation regime which could see accountants grabbing top-end advice work

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Everyone needs a pension, but the issues surrounding the development of pensions legislation are varied and complex

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9 May 2011

Raquel Agnello QC and Thomas Robinson report on the implications of a ruling that helps to clarify the relationship between the Upper Tribunal and the Pensions Regulator

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EU rules: regulatory arbitrage?

25-Nov-2013

AIFMD’s plans for alternative investment funds could create an unfair advantage in the market

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