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‘Tax Day’ – government continues its campaign to tackle non-compliance

In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.

Fraud in the sub line market – should we be concerned?

In recent weeks, news of the JES Global Capital fraud committed by fund manager Elliot Smerling has come to light. Unfortunately, we live in world where fraud, much like death and taxes, is inevitable.

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Goodbye EU, hello Dublin

What is the extent of City firms’ investment in Dublin? Eight firms have launched offices there since the referendum, with just one through a merger (Fieldfisher with McDowell Purcell). This isn’t just window-dressing; there is clearly appetite for growth. Some firms have focused on existing areas of strength. Simmons & Simmons has hired financial services […]

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Dentons strikes again at Irish firm for Dublin office growth

Dentons has targeted William Fry again to boost its new Dublin office. William Fry’s former head of corporate Shane O’Donnell joins Dentons, less than a month after it poached fellow corporate partner Eavan Saunders. Dentons became the latest global player to open in the Republic of Ireland when it launched its Dublin office in January, […]

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Hogan Lovells is latest firm to launch in Dublin

Hogan Lovells has opened its 17th European office in Dublin, becoming the latest international firm to set up a base in the Republic of Ireland. The new office will initially focus on financial regulatory and antitrust. London-based competition partner Christopher Hutton has been appointed as the Dublin managing partner. A number of competition and regulatory […]

Linklaters poised for Dublin office launch

Linklaters is in negotiations to open an office in the Republic of Ireland, the first magic circle firm to join the throng of entrants in the country following Brexit. The firm registered an entity in mid-February, public records show, at an address described as suite 301, 53 Merrion Square South. It is understood that the […]

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