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Jersey to introduce taxation for enveloped property transactions

At present, the purchase of a property through the acquisition of the share capital of a property owning company is exempt from stamp duty. However, the State of Jersey shortly intends to bring forward legislation to impose a tax equivalent to stamp duty on such a sale, effectively closing the “loophole”.

Changes to sponsorship for care workers

Following on from the Migration Advisory Committee’s annual report, the Government have announced welcome changes to the Health and Care visa route.

What’s happening with green and sustainability-linked loans in 2022?

Even if you haven’t accessed green finance yet, chances are you will do in the future. While there are many barriers to overcome before green finance can be considered mainstream, it is widely believed that one day all finance will have an element of green.

Working week wonders?

Employees across the country have been sharing the announcement this week that a four day working week pilot has launched in England.

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KKR eases Covid-19 discount request on external firms

PE powerhouse KKR has lifted a measure that imposed discounts on the fees of its external lawyers, The Lawyer understands. In June 2020, the firm had requested that external advisers, including its lawyers, agreed to a 15 per cent discount on the hours they charge the prized client. The request, which was first reported by […]

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Kirkland partner takes in-house role at Advent

A Kirkland & Ellis partner has joined private equity house Advent International as the lead lawyer for its European in-house function. London partner Helena Drury has left the US firm to take the reins of the legal function in Europe, in what is understood to be a first-of-its kind role. She spent four years at […]

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Macfarlanes names corporate co-head as new MP

Macfarlanes has appointed a successor to managing partner Julian Howard from its corporate group, while also losing a partner from its City team. Luke Powell, the firm’s co-head of M&A and private equity specialist, has been named in the role. He will replace Howard from April 2022, at which point he will have been managing […]

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