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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?

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Akin Gump London growth slows despite recruitment push

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld posted revenue growth of 1 per cent in the City for 2019, following a record a year in 2018 when turnover soared past the $100m mark. The London office’s revenue was $125.1m last year, a 1.3 per cent increase and a stark slowdown from its 2018 growth, when the […]

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Akin Gump promotes City duo in global round

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has promoted two women in its London office as part of a global round of 15. Restructuring lawyer Lois Deasey and international trade lawyer Chiara Klaui were the two lawyers given the nod in the City, while the rest of the firm’s promotions were all in its US offices. […]

Akin Gump hires Africa-focused private equity partner from Orrick

Akin Gump has made a new hire to its City office, this time to expand its private equity focus in the African markets. Weyinmi Popo will join Akin this month after nearly four years at rival US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. He had previously been at Jones Day for nine years, making partner in […]

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Yet more hires at Akin – but this time, not from O’Melveny

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is continuing to hire a-plenty in the London recruitment market, bringing in a private equity duo from Vinson & Elkins. Vinson partners Shaun Lascelles and Simon Rootsey are joining Akin Gump’s expanding corporate and finance teams. Lascelles joined Vinson in 2016 after a short spell in Ashurst’s Singapore office. […]

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