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Following a period of recent change for the worse in M&A (and PE exits) activity, due to political uncertainty and governance issues, can local strategy – combined with Africanising operations – and positive business sentiment improve the current state of affairs?

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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.

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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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Four Ukrainian oligarchs have scored a major victory against oil giant PSJC Tatneft after the High Court today dismissed the claimant’s $300m lawsuit. This verdict follows a 12-week remote trial in the Commercial Court last winter, with Mrs Justice Moulder rapidly turning out a mammoth judgment that criticises Tatneft’s witnesses for being “evasive, unreliable and […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

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A&O wades into LA with Akin Gump team hire

Allen & Overy has launched an office in Los Angeles, following in the footsteps of magic circle rival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer which opened in the region last year. The magic circle firm has hired 19 lawyers from Akin Gump’s project finance and renewables practices across Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC, co-led by partners […]

Walker Morris revamps flexible working policy after staff survey

Leeds-based Walker Morris has changed its flexible working policy after conducting an internal staff survey. The firm carried out research with the University of Leeds Business School last year, asking staff how they want to work in the future. Following the research, the firm’s managing partner Malcolm Simpson has implemented a change in the firm’s […]

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