London

Bakers boosts corporate tax practice with EY tax head of markets hire

25-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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.

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Bakers makes up 83 to partner worldwide with over 40 per cent female promotions

25-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has promoted 83 lawyers to partner across the firm, with female associates representing 40 per cent of this year’s round.

London

Weil Gotshal loses head of tax Kandel to Kirkland

24-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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.  

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​Withers hires MoFo team for Japan tax practice launch

8-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Withers has launched in Japan with a tax practice in Tokyo, which will operate as Withers Japan, Zeirishi Houjin.

Court

Bernie Ecclestone drafts in HSF and five-silk team on £1bn HMRC bill judicial review

25-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

London

Cooley taps Olswang for first tax partner in London

15-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Cooley has hired Olswang partner Natasha Kaye to join the firm’s London office as its first tax partner.

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Selborne's Romie Tager QC turns to Withers to challenge £1.25m tax penalty ruling

19-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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Selborne's Romie Tager QC faces £1.25m tax bill after "reckless failure" to respond to HMRC notices

18-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

Hong Kong

Wilberforce and Ten Old Square silks instructed on $10bn Nina Wang appeal

25-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Silks from Wilberforce Chambers and Ten Old Square have been instructed on the final stages of a landmark case in Hong Kong concerning the $10bn (£7bn) estate of the late Nina Wang, once the richest woman in Asia.

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12 things to know about construction in Central Asia and Caucasus download subscription

Colibri Law Firm 26-Aug-2015

The construction industry in post-Soviet countries is significantly different from the construction industry of the West – foreign contractors must be prepared for a different environment.

Ambitious initiatives of Kazakhstan download subscription

Colibri Kazakhstan 26-Aug-2015

The special economic zone is targeted to be created on the territory of EXPO-2017 International Specialized Exhibition. 

New guidance from TPR – assessing and monitoring the employer covenant download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 21-Aug-2015

It is the first in a series of guides for trustees of DB occupational pension schemes to help them apply the DB funding code of practice.

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