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COVID-19 has put many businesses in a difficult financial situation

Although the Government recognised this by pushing the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 through Parliament to try and stem the inevitable wave of insolvencies, directors and owners cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball for a second.


Australia’s new transfer pricing laws overlap the thin cap rules: challenges for taxpayers

By Jock McCormack The overlap of Australia’s new transfer pricing laws with the thin capitalisation rules is causing challenges and likely duplication of analysis for taxpayers — particularly for the arm’s-length amount-of-debt test. Australia legislated comprehensive new transfer pricing laws in 2012 and 2013. These laws were passed in two instalments: Subdivision 815-A, dealing with assessing […]


Taylor Wessing Germany MP steps down three years early

Taylor Wessing’s German managing partner Michael-Florian Ranft is stepping down from the position, just one year into his four-year term. Ranft was elected as head of the firm’s German offices last year (25 March 2013) after the previous German chief, Wolfgang Rehmann, stepped down.  While holding the German managing partner role, Ranft continued to lead […]

The Lawyer recognises Karanovic & Nikolic as top law firm in Eastern Europe and Balkans

Karanovic & Nikolic has announced that it has beennamed ‘Law Firm of the Year’ for Eastern Europe and the Balkans at The Lawyer’s recent annual European Awards ceremony. The awards showcase legal knowledge and expertise and recognise excellence in corporate, finance, projects and competition work. All award recipients have demonstrated a commitment to excellence across […]

Jan Paulsson

Freshfields’ Paulsson boutique co-founded with partners from Covington, Jones Day and Shearman

Three partners from Covington & Burling, Jones Day and Shearman & Sterling are to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London arbitration chief Constantine Partasides QC and ex-partner Jan Paulsson to launch an arbitration boutique. Covington & Burling London partner Gaetan Verhoosel, Shearman & Sterling Todd Wetmore from Paris and Jones Day’s Luke Sobota, currently based in […]

Walker Morris set to exhibit at LGA/cCLOA Culture, Tourism and Sport Conference

The Walker Morris leisure team will be exhibiting at the LGA/cCLOA Annual Culture, Tourism and Sport Conference 2014 on 3–4 March at Guildhall Square in Portsmouth, Hampshire. The law firm will be found on Stand 9. Local authorities play a crucial role in providing, supporting and developing leisure and cultural opportunities. The challenge is fulfilling […]

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