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Lifetime transfers that constitute a donor’s ‘normal expenditure out of income’ will pass immediately free from inheritance tax.
Daniel Zona from Collyer Bristow’s Employment Team explores recent survey findings surrounding flexible working for women.
This recording of a recent virtual debate discusses the extent to which the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials of a company or investment are considered when making investment decisions.
The temporary insolvency restrictions protections introduced in 2020 after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic are being significantly eased and replaced by new targeted measures to support, in particular, small businesses and commercial tenants.
What are the risks for Financial Services firms when improving their ESG initiatives?
Partners Alex Potts QC, Jonathon Milne, Ben Hobden and Erik Bodden were pleased to contribute the Cayman Islands chapter of the Chambers Global Practice Guide, Insurance Litigation 2021.
In order to reach the ambitious net zero target set by the UK Government, owners and occupiers of commercial property will have to utilise a wide variety of the tools at their disposal from on-site generation and green energy sourcing to biodiversity, carbon offsetting and green infrastructure. And while the mix will vary from site to site and location to location, greening energy supply and implementing green infrastructure are essential to creating sustainable places.
This month, Ogier’s Private Equity team looks at the thriving PE market in Jersey, and explores global trends in the leveraged loan market. They review the latest fund finance developments in the Cayman Islands and Luxembourg, and discuss regulatory and change of control support in downstream acquisitions.
Out with the old and in with the new has long been a mantra in the construction sector. Old buildings are demolished to make way for newer, more energy efficient structures. However, talk is now turning to “embodied carbon” and whether it really is better to keep building new, instead of refurbishing old.
The Pension Schemes Act 2021 represents a significant change in the powers given to the Pensions Regulator to monitor and intervene in relation to defined benefit pension schemes.
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As it edges closer to the £100m revenue mark, PwC Legal is looking for growth in the regions
Partnership demographics in Asia are changing, but the pace is glacial
Despite the boasts of flat hierarchies, solicitors still enjoy privileges of rank within law firms
Linklaters, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Reed Smith are lined up on IKEA’s £378m acquisition of Topshop’s former flagship store on Oxford Street. Ingka Investments, IKEA’s largest owner and operator, has agreed to purchase the sprawling property at 214 Oxford Street. The crowning jewel in Philip Green’s Arcadia empire, Topshop’s 100,000-sq ft-store was vacated in December last year. […]
Slaughter and May partners will be able to invest their own money in tech startups enrolled in the firm’s incubator programme. It is the first time Slaughters gives its partnership opportunities for direct investment in companies involved in its 2019-launched Collaborate accelerator, which next year kicks off its third edition. Collaborate cohort members will be […]
As firms repopulate their offices, we get a glimpse into life at Bird & Bird‘s London headquarters. The firm has been welcoming back lawyers and staff in its 12 New Fetter Lane office since last month. Under a new agile working policy, employees are now able to spend 50 per cent of their working hours […]
Dentons has planted another flag in the ASEAN region, through a merger with a Vietnamese firm. The combination with local firm LuatViet gives Dentons its first presence in Vietnam, in the cities of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. LuatViet is recognised in the market for its work across manufacturing, real estate and construction, as well […]
RPC is expanding its sports client base after the firm landed an exclusive role working for Premiership Rugby club Saracens. Saracens has appointed RPC as its sole legal services provider for the next three seasons, with the firm set to advise on all issues ranging from commercial contracts to dispute resolution. The firm’s sports head […]
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is ending its relationship with Fieldfisher following a recent review that criticised the firm for taking a “demonstrably and inappropriately partisan” approach when advising the client. This latest decision forms part of RICS’ ongoing response to a damning report from 2 Hare Court’s Alison Levitt QC last month, […]
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