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‘Tax Day’ – government continues its campaign to tackle non-compliance

In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.

Fraud in the sub line market – should we be concerned?

In recent weeks, news of the JES Global Capital fraud committed by fund manager Elliot Smerling has come to light. Unfortunately, we live in world where fraud, much like death and taxes, is inevitable.


Walker Morris helps PROACTIS with acquisition of issued share capital

Walker Morris has advised PROACTIS Holdings PLC, the specialist Spend Control software provider, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Due North Ltd from its parent company, Access Intelligence plc, for a gross cash consideration of £4.5m. The acquisition of Due North is in line with PROACTIS’ strategy of augmenting its organic […]

US and Swiss duo win top roles on ChemChina’s $43bn Syngenta purchase

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have won top roles, alongside Bär & Karrer and Homburger, on China National Chemical Corporation’s (ChemChina) $43bn acquisition of Syngenta. Davis Polk & Wardwell represented the target, Syngenta, on US matters, with a team led by New York partner Louis Goldberg. As a Swiss-headquartered agrochemical and […]

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