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Results of the 2021 Canadian federal election

The Liberal Party of Canada failed to secure a majority in Parliament, but will form another minority government. Little has changed in terms of seat counts, and the composition of the House of Commons will be largely the same in Canada’s 44th Parliament as it was in the 43rd.

Payment for order flow: duty to clients

The discussion around payment for order flow (or PFOF) has been going on for some time in the UK, is nascent in the EU and rages in the US (particularly in relation to retail broking).

Q&A: Supply of goods to Saudi Arabia and GCC preferential tax treatment

Are you considering supplying goods from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? If the answer is yes, then this is a must-read to check if you qualify for GCC preferential tax treatment (including custom duty exemption), and the commercial implications you need to consider if you don’t.

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Change in the air for Barclays panel

Barclays is on the brink of a big change in the way it uses outside advisers What exactly is Barclays going to do with its lawyers? CEO Antony Jenkins’ Transform programme is bound to lead to deep spending cuts affecting law firm fees, but it looks as though the bank is going to go much […]

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European moves: 11 July 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Dutch boutique Van Campen Liem has appointed Loyens & Loeff senior associate as a partner in its Luxembourg funds practice. The firm has also promoted corporate lawyers Cees Kersten and Bart Wehmeijer as partners in its Amsterdam office. Luxembourg firm […]

Silk Street’s finest storm the deal tables

This week, The Lawyer brings you a round-up of the City’s biggest deals in June. It has been a particularly busy month on Silk Street, with Linklaters storming Thomson Reuter’s UK and global rankings. The firm took the top spot worldwide by value, advising on $21.1bn (£14bn) of deals. In the UK, it took second […]

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