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Cayman Islands: Update on automatic exchange of information and country-by-country reporting

In this advisory, we provide a round-up of recent updates to the Cayman Islands framework for automatic exchange of information (“AEOI”) and country-by-country reporting (“CbCR”), including the new universal DITC portal, the AEOI reporting deadline extension, the authorising person and principal point of contact and the CRS compliance form.

CEE legislation tracker: Czech Republic

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Interest-free state loans and guarantees Following the first three credit and guarantee initiatives COVID I, II and COVID Prague designed for the small and medium sized enterprises, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (“MoIT”) and the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (“CMGDB”) are now planning a COVID III guarantee. COVID […]

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Baker & McKenzie captures Coudert New York

Baker & McKenzie has finally signed up the majority of Coudert Brothers’ New York office. The mass lateral hire means that Bakers will double the size of its New York office to over 130 lawyers. Bakers is taking around 70 lawyers from Coudert’s New York headquarters having dropped out of a merger deal with the […]

CC sees Oger Telecom through its acquisition of Türk Telecom

Clifford Chance has bagged its second multibillion-dollar telecoms deal in two weeks, advising Oger Telecom on its $6.55bn (£3.55bn) acquisition of a 55 per cent stake in Türk Telekom, Turkey’s national telecoms operator. Joachim Fleury’s telecoms team advised T-Mobile Austria on its €1.3bn (£880m) acquisition of Austrian mobile operator tele.ring last month. The increased deal […]

Law Soc president joins clamour for government spending

Law Society president Kevin Martin has called for urgent government investment in the the Commercial Court. Martin said: “A properly resourced Commercial Court is essential to the City’s – and the country’s – prosperity.” He warned that unacceptable facilities could lead to cases being litigated in other jurisdictions. Martin added: “This issue has been a […]

Bird & Bird recruits for Madrid launch

The technology firm’s new Spanish office, its thirteenth base, is headed by Javier Fernández-Samaniego, a former Linklaters managing associate and head of Linklaters’ IT and communications (ITC) team in Madrid, who joins as a partner

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