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The FCA’s new business plan reveals that financial crime is now one of its most important areas of focus.
The Pension Protection Fund has published its appendix and guidance on valuing and certifying ABCs for levy purposes.
This update looks at employer insolvency risk, last-man-standing schemes and contingent assets, following the publication of the Pension Protection Fund’s Levy Estimate for the 2015–16 levy year.
Shoosmiths has advised real-estate investment trust McKay Securities on the acquisition of a £8.75m mixed-use leisure scheme in Woking.
Shoosmiths is the appointed legal adviser to the UK’s only pop music genre-based literary festival, Louder Than Words.
Shoosmiths has boosted its corporate offering in the north west by bringing in a new senior associate and two further lawyers into its growing Manchester office.
Laura Harper and Karen Proctor from Shoosmiths in Manchester are heading to Washington DC as part of a delegation of top north-west business people to sell the region to US companies.
Shoosmiths and the MMF are to host a music industry finance event that will examine the funding options open to musicians, managers and independent labels.
Shoosmiths has advised McKay Securities on the purchase of Station Plaza, Theale, a major office development in the heart of the Thames Valley town.
Shoosmiths has advised Palatine Private Equity and Bridgepoint Development Capital on the successful exit of their investment in Hallmark Hotels Group.
Shoosmiths has grown its real-estate team in Birmingham with the appointment of senior associate Brian Hession.
Shoosmiths’ Adam Dowdney has advised the shareholders of Softbox Systems on the strategic majority investment by US private equity firm Great Point Partners.
Many landlords hold their properties personally. This means that income received on rental properties is charged at income tax rates of up to 45 per cent.
Shoosmiths has advised SAL and REC shareholders on their sale to Concept Life Sciences.
Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Orion Clinical Services on its merger with Simbec Research.
On 21 May 2014, as part of its state aid modernisation programme, the European Commission adopted a revised state aid General Block Exemption Regulation.
Shoosmiths has acted for McKay Securities PLC on two key property acquisitions in London and Surrey.
The ability of a private limited company to purchase its own shares is an extremely useful tool.
Pension schemes providing benefits on a salary-related or DB basis — including ‘final salary’ pension schemes — have been in the news for several years.
This article explores profit and loss allocations by partnerships, the special rules for AIFMs and the disposal of assets through partnerships that lead to a tax advantage.