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2022 predictions: what’s on the horizon for restructuring and insolvency?

The persisting spectre of the pandemic continues to create uncertainty in the market. Over the last 18 months, insolvency figures remained consistently low due to the government support which has been in place. With the prospect of that support coming to an end there is likely to be a reckoning, but when that will begin is unclear. Overall, this next year is likely to be one of resolving loose ends and tidying up before the economy can take off afresh.

HR Horizon tracker Winter 2022

Find out what HR directors will need to prepare for in the coming months and beyond in the Winter 2022 edition of TLT’s biannual tracker.

Jersey to introduce taxation for enveloped property transactions

At present, the purchase of a property through the acquisition of the share capital of a property owning company is exempt from stamp duty. However, the State of Jersey shortly intends to bring forward legislation to impose a tax equivalent to stamp duty on such a sale, effectively closing the “loophole”.

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Bakers promotes 63 to partner worldwide, three in London

Baker & McKenzie has promoted 63 lawyers to its global partnership, with three coming in London. Nearly half of Baker’s global partnership promotions have come from Asia this year, with two corporate partners and one finance partner made up in the UK. The total of 63 lawyers promoted worldwide is slightly down on last year’s […]

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Get a policy. It’s the first thing that most lawyers say, when faced with a missing title document or a restrictive covenant which they aren’t sure about. The thing is, I’ve been a property lawyer for over 25 years and I’ve never claimed on one. Not once.  Ever. A straw poll round the office reveals […]

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White & Case snatches Freehills mining partner for Asia work

White & Case has appointed Freehills partner John Tivey to lead its global mining and metals industry group from Asia. John Tivey has relocated from Melbourne to White & Case’s Singapore office and will split his time between Singapore and Hong Kong. Tivey has extensive experience in the mining and energy sectors, having worked as […]

Judgment call: 25 June 2012

The court considered, as an obiter point, whether the principles in Bolkiah v KPMG (1999) 2 A.C. 222 applied with equal force to a former employed or in-house litigator as they did to a former independent litigator. Judicial opinion was divided, but tentatively inclined towards a view that Bolkiah should not be so extended. Civil […]

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