11 April 2016

In-house interview: Oliver Basi, CMC Markets

You could call CMC Markets brave for listing on the London Stock Exchange’s main market earlier this year. Few companies have made the move in 2016 and the markets are choppy to say the least. But after pulling out of an IPO almost 10 years ago the trading platform was unlikely to get cold feet again.

Hot 100 alumni: Helen Croke, Travers Smith

Now in her 16th year at Travers Smith, Helen Croke has been key to the success of the firm’s private equity group. One of eight partners in the firm’s dedicated private equity and M&A team, Croke qualified at Travers in 2001 and moved up into partnership seven years later. The team has remained largely unchanged […]

Tax avoidance and walking the dog

The news outlets are awash with information from Panama’s Mossack Fonseca. Predictably, journalists and politicians are making urgent statements on the subject. These include calling for the Government to “get its house in order” (The Guardian), impose direct rule on tax havens (Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn) and demanding clarification from the Prime Minister that he […]

Firms’ eerie silence after Panama leaks

Normally, after a big piece of business news, journalists get a succession of press releases punting a legal angle. Super-injunctions, bribery, Budget Day, workplace bullying; you name it, the PRs are on it. So it was notable last week that we got zero releases from any major law firm on the implications of the Panama […]

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