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Corporate tax

Our corporate tax lawyers advise on all aspects of corporate and business taxation and much of our work is of an international nature. Our team, which includes full-time economists, transfer pricing and VAT advisors, frequently work in close cooperation with tax lawyers in other Baker & McKenzie offices in connection with cross-border transactions and the […]

Compliance and risk management

Compliance touches all aspects of our clients’ businesses – governance and structure, financial, design and production, distribution, sales and marketing, people and data. By providing a big-picture view of clients’ compliance obligations, our cross-practice compliance team helps clients identify areas of vulnerability and prioritise those areas so they can tackle them first – using resources most effectively […]

Bird & Bird and Eversheds boost law firm consultancy market

A growing number of firms are taking a punt on new ventures that you wouldn’t necessarily expect. Take Bird & Bird. The IP and technology-focused firm has just become the latest to launch a new consultancy arm, which would appear to be a world away from its traditional legal practice. Kick-started by several Bird & […]

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co advises GlaxoSmithKline on $675m life sciences deal

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s life sciences team has advised GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on the sale of its shareholding interests in biopharmaceutical company Convergence Pharmaceuticals to NASDAQ-listed Biogen Idec. The $675m deal takes place just four years after the team advised GSK on the spin-out venture, which created Convergence. The deal sees Biogen Idec pay Convergence […]

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Top 10 stories: 6-12 February 2015

The move towards alternative business models was the key theme in last week’s top 10 stories, with flexible working and cutting costs at the top of the agenda. Our top story of the week was the news that BLM is offering all its London-based staff flexible working contracts as it moves into a new, smaller […]

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