Awards that crash the corporate ceiling

I was speaking to a partner at a major international firm last week who professed himself a little baffled. “Clyde & Co won Law Firm of the Year?” he said. “But I don’t know them at all!” Said partner is – you will be unsurprised to hear – an M&A specialist at a household-name law firm.

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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?

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Liz Truss first female Lord Chancellor as Gove sacked

New Prime Minister Theresa May has named Liz Truss as her new Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, sacking Michael Gove in the process. Truss became a Member of Parliament at the 2010 election, representing After Chris Grayling and Michael Gove, she becomes the third non-lawyer Lord Chancellor in a row. She read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Merton College, Oxford […]

Offshore report: top mandates of H1 2016

DEALS Multi billion-dollar transactions have characterised the offshore M&A market in the first half of this year BERMUDA Carlyle Group’s acquisition of Veritas Group Completed 29 January 2016 Global asset management company the Carlyle Group acquired information management systems provider Veritas from Symantec Corp for $7.4bn (£5.7bn). The deal, announced in August 2015, was the […]

LMI analysis: BP

Falling oil prices have hit energy companies hard, and none more than BP. The oil and gas giant had a difficult year in 2015 with its upstream business in particular bearing the brunt of this, reporting a pre-tax loss of $700m (£530m). Added to these woes are the continuing liabilities from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, which has so far cost BP £55.5bn.

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