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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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Cooley posts single-digit growth in London ahead of office move

Cooley has reported single-digit growth both in its London and global revenues as part of its latest financial results. The London office of the US firm has posted a 9.3 per cent rise from $66.7m in 2018 to $72.9m. Similarly, global revenue rose by 8.4 per cent from £1.2 to £1.3bn. Other figures show that […]

Orrick ramps up in London with Cooley hire

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has brought in a new corporate partner from Cooley, marking the firm’s first lateral in London since the departure of Ali Ramadan, who was recently lost to Goodwin’s City hiring spree. Orrick has attracted partner Ed Lukins, who will join the London-based capital markets and corporate group led by partner Nell […]

Latham loses second capital markets partner to Cooley

Cooley has hired another London capital markets partner from Latham & Watkins, filling a void left by the departure of partner Ed Lukins to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. The US firm has brought in long-time Latham lawyer David Boles to boost one of the London office’s most profitable practices. The hire comes less than a […]

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