Leading UK pharmaceutical companies set aside a colossal £1.46bn in legal spend this year to fund tax litigation, according to new research.
Baker & McKenzie has boosted its corporate tax practice with the hire of Ernst and Young (EY) tax head of market Kate Alexander to join the London office as a principal tax advisor in the corporate practice.
Baker & McKenzie has promoted 83 lawyers to partner across the firm, with female associates representing 40 per cent of this year’s round.
Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London tax head Jonathan Kandel is leaving the firm for Kirkland & Ellis, following in the wake of Weil’s former finance head Stephen Lucas.
Withers has launched in Japan with a tax practice in Tokyo, which will operate as Withers Japan, Zeirishi Houjin.
Herbert Smith Freehills has applied for permission to seek judicial review against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for its client Bernie Ecclestone over his £1bn tax bill.
Cooley has hired Olswang partner Natasha Kaye to join the firm’s London office as its first tax partner.
Former Selborne Chambers head Romie Tager QC has instructed Withers partner Amber Melville-Brown to challenge a tribunal ruling ordering him to pay £1.25m in tax bills to HMRC.
The former head of Selborne Chambers, Romie Tager QC, is facing a tax bill of £1.25m after a tribunal ruled the silk breached inheritance tax rules following the death of his father.
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