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With the Capital Measures Ordinance, the Federal Minister of Finance determines the tax acquisition costs for various capital measures (including capital increases, capital reductions, issuance of subscription rights on shares or the delivery of securities in connection with convertible bonds).
Court of Appeal rules in favour of landlords in Minister v Hathaway & Hathaway.
Gowling WLG’s Employment, Labour & Equalities team brings you a quick round-up of the recent need-to-know employment law developments. In Part 2, they turn to the latest on family-friendly and equalities issues.
From 26 June 2021, a new prudential regime applies to investment firms authorised under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). This new framework, set out in the Investment Firm Regulation (IFR) and the Investment Firm Directive (IFD), significantly revises the prudential rulebook for investment firms by introducing a bespoke regime.
Schönherr partner Hanno Wollmann and counsel Evelin Hlina shed light on the innovations in national merger control law from a practical perspective as part of the current ecolex focus on the Cartel and Competition Law Amendment Act 2021 (KaWeRÄG 2021). (in German)
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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
Which of the magic circle can truly claim to be global?
The move of Matthew Arnold & Baldwin’s banking team turned Dentons into one of the City’s most oft-used firms, but court roles could dwindle.
Deep-pocketed claimant firms are growing in number in the UK, but it is the defendant giants who are riding the current litigation wave
Simmons & Simmons and Ashurst must find a willing bedfellow – preferably in the US
The Competition Appeal Tribunal has given the go-ahead to a £93m lawsuit against three railway companies for allegedly overcharging millions of passengers. On Tuesday, the specialist tribunal unanimously allowed two applications for a collective proceedings order concerning alleged breaches of competition law since 2015 by train operators of the South-Western (SW) and South-Eastern (SE) rail […]
Fieldfisher has elected its next leader, with incumbent Michael Chissick stepping down after three terms. The role will go to head of the technology, data and outsourcing practice Robert Shooter, who also has been sitting on the executive committee of the firm since 2016. He has been with the firm since 2002, and was made […]
Trussle’s general counsel has taken on a new role at pre-launch fintech Mintus, after the former’s acquisition by US-based Better. Leah Brown joined Goldman-backed digital mortgage broker Trussle as head of legal in April 2020 to grow the legal function and to deliver a strategic exit for the business. She was appointed GC and company […]
BT’s attempt to appeal a failed strike-out application was rejected by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on Tuesday, during which the telecoms giant criticised the claimant’s “extraordinary and unreasonable” costs. It was left to the tribunal to iron out consequentials in the £600m case against BT after a recent judgment gave the green light to […]
Clifford Chance is advising Swedish carmaker Volvo on its planned listing, as the group looks to raise approximately $2.8bn. The IPO, on Nasdaq Stockholm, will entail new shares issued by Volvo Cars, which is owned by Chinese-headquartered Geely. It is expected to raise $2.8bn alongside the sale of its parent company’s shares. Geely became a […]
Linklaters has started the internal process to reform its lockstep, with proposals being scoped out among the partnership. Reviewing the lockstep has been a priority of the new leadership, senior partner Aedamar Comiskey and managing partner Paul Lewis, ever since they campaigned during the elections last spring and officially took their roles in July. The […]
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