Trader left shaken, not stirred, by Linklaters

Casino Royale mayhem has grabbed the nation’s attention, and hundreds of thousands of cinema-goers will be rushing out to see the latest James Bond movie this weekend.

But news of Davenport Lyons‘ fascinating tax arrangements for the Bond movie (it’s the last time this particular loophole can be used) was of less interest to readers of today than the news that the dastardly folk down at Linklaters had cruelly denied one poor City trader his bonus.

Linklaters advised Commerzbank against its trader, who had claimed that bonuses of a mere $2.8m (£1.5m) and $2.95m (£1.6m) were “irrational and perverse”.

That’ll ruin his weekend.