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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 […]



Let’s admit from the outset that launching a tax practice hardly elicits whoops of excitement. It may not be the sexiest work in the world, but at the moment a good tax partner is at the top of a lot of managing partners’ wish lists. First there was Stephen Fiamma jumping ship to Allen & […]

Edwards Geldard and Eking Manning merge

Edwards Geldard has expanded its East Midlands presence by merging with Nottingham-based Eking Manning to create a 40-partner firm. The merger follows full-partnership votes in both firms in September and boosts its annual fee income to £15m. Cardiff-based Edwards Geldard first entered the region 11 years ago when it opened in Derby, a move prompted […]

Sidley & Austin hires Asian law specialists for Los Angeles office

Sidley & Austin has recruited a team of lawyers with Asian expertise to bolster its Los Angeles practice. Joon Yong Kim, Allen Kim and David Miyamoto are joining as partners from US firm Squire Sanders & Dempsey, which merged with Graham & James earlier in the year. Yong Kim has experience in corporate, M&A and […]

Arnold & Porter and Camerons join forces for US biotechnology work

CMS Cameron McKenna and Arnold & Porter are working alongside each other in a client-sharing pact which was brought about by the departure of leading practitioner Julian Thurston from Camerons. The two firms recently acted on two deals, the AIM listing announcement of ReNeuron and for the Cambridge Antibody Technology Group on its alliance with […]

Latham & Watkins set for Euro expansion with Frankfurt office

US firm Latham & Watkins is pressing ahead with its plans for European expansion and is set to open an office in Germany within the next six months. A core team of no less than five partners, including both US and German lawyers, will be recruited to set up an office in Frankfurt. The practice […]

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