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.

HMRC

Pinsent Masons granted permission to battle HMRC's tax powers in judicial review

10-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Pinsent Masons has won permission to bring a judicial review of HMRC’s use of accelerated payment notices (APNs) against its group action client, members of Ingenious Media’s film partnerships scheme.

Melbourne

Minter Ellison raids Maddocks for three-partner tax team

22-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Australia’s Minter Ellison has bolstered its tax practice with the addition of three partners from rival firm Maddocks.

London

White & Case wins first-time mandate from HM Treasury to advise on UK tax changes

9-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

White & Case has advised HM Treasury on its proposal for new tax legislation, which would help to provide new finance for business and infrastructure projects.

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HMRC clamps down on solicitors with tax disclosure campaign

8-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has launched a new campaign to target solicitors’ unpaid taxes, through which lawyers can choose to bring their tax affairs up to date or face tougher penalties in 2015.

data docs

HMRC cranks up the heat on law firms with increase in disclosure notices

17-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

HMRC has doubled down on accountancy and law firms, issuing 1,502 disclosure notices in the last year for information on clients that are subject to criminal tax investigations.

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Eversheds appoints new London tax head

7-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds has appointed Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) real estate tax partner Cathryn Vanderspar as its new London tax head following the departure of Clive Jones.

Battle

Stewarts appoints PwC lawyer as first tax litigation chief

6-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Litigation boutique Stewarts Law has appointed partner David Pickstone from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Legal to head its new tax litigation group.

London

Fried Frank continues to grow with Orrick’s London tax head Thornton

21-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has made its second major hire in a week, appointing Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s London tax chief Nick Thornton.

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Tax Briefings

Luxembourg: SCS and SCSp are transparent for income tax treatment download

Wildgen 6-Mar-2015

SCS and SCSp are transparent for corporate income tax and municipal business tax purposes.

Luxembourg: a new approach to the taxation of income and gains from IP rights download subscription

Wildgen 6-Mar-2015

A new IP tax regime, in line with the so-called “modified nexus approach”, is to be introduced in Luxembourg. This is aimed at creating a level playing field in the area of IP taxation.

Very positive changes in French capital gains tax on the sale of French real estate download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 5-Mar-2015

Last year there were positive and interesting developments regarding French capital gains tax applicable to non-French tax residents. News that these developments are now confirmed will be welcomed by many.

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The Lawyer Awards 2014 Shortlist: Private Wealth Team of the Year

2-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

In our first in-depth look at our awards shortlisters, the private wealth contenders show how they have shined in the face of globalisation and tougher legislation

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