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Maranello Rosso Limited v Lohomij BV and others

On 6 September 2021, the High Court struck out a £70 million conspiracy claim relating to the purchase and sale of a world-renowned collection of classic Ferraris.

BVI Economic Substance – ITA commences audit process

Following the introduction of the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 and the passing of the deadline for the first filings thereunder to be made by BVI entities, the BVI International Tax Authority (ITA) has now begun making targeted audit requests to verify the “relevant activities” carried out by BVI entities which have made their mandated economic substance filings.

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Watson Farley & Williams’ disputes head is leaving for McDermott Will & Emery, as the US firm states its ambitions to expand its litigation team in the City. Andrew Savage has led WFW’s disputes practice for more than a decade, joining the partnership in 2004 having arrived at the firm fours years earlier from legacy […]

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PE trio guide Cinven towards final sale of Visma stake

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Cinven on the sale of its remaining stake in software provider Visma, opposite Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Kirkland & Ellis. Freshfields’ team was led by partner Victoria Sigeti, who was supported by Alastair Brown, Akash Mukerji and Angus Scott. The group advised longstanding client Cinven in 2014 […]

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Harnessing the power of language

A fact about the South American country of Suriname – the lingua franca of 500,000 inhabitants of this country is Sranan Tongo, also known as Taki Taki. Why is that relevant? Because Taki Taki, is listed as the language with the fewest words, at only 340. By comparison English, widely recognised as the language using […]

Where did the magic circle’s 2019 partner cohort go to uni?

Following last week’s announcement by Clifford Chance, all the magic circle firms have released their partner promotions for 2019. But where did the 42 new UK-based partners at Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Linklaters start out? It will come as no surprise to hear that Oxford and Cambridge are the universities that are […]

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