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HMRC successfully defends assessments of oil royalties

HMRC has successfully defended substantial corporation tax assessments on oil royalties in Royal Bank of Canada v HMRC [2020] UKFTT 267 (TC), an important decision by the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) on the construction of article 6 of the UK / Canada double tax treaty (immovable property) and the scope of the UK’s ring fence corporation tax regime.

Commercial Court upholds order enforcing arbitration award against public policy challenge under s 103(3) Arbitration Act 1996

Commercial Court upholds order enforcing arbitration award against public policy challenge under s 103(3) Arbitration Act 1996: Alexander Brothers Ltd v Alstom Transport SA and Anr [2020] EWHC 1584 (Comm). The Defendants applied to set aside an order enforcing a Swiss-seated ICC arbitration award in favour of the Claimant on the public policy ground. The […]

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Pubs, bars and restaurants using apps – managing Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19 restrictions on the leisure, food & drink sector were relaxed in England on the 4 July, with other nations in the UK on differing timetables, and businesses are turning to app-based solutions to aida transition back to some form of normality. This briefing covers considerations for procuring and deploying mobile apps to manage Covid-19 restrictions.

Government announces £80m investment to cut emissions from homes and industry

As part of its decarbonisation agenda the Government has announced that it will invest nearly £80 million towards reducing carbon emissions across homes and energy intensive businesses. The announcement forms part of wider efforts to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Angola: Mergers & Acquisitions 2020

Susana Almeida Brandão (Managing Associate) and Vanusa Gomes (Managing Associate of ASP Advogados – VdA Legal Partners member in Angola) write a chapter for ICLG Mergers & Acquisitons 2020, an international guide that compares legislation from around the world. The lawyers write the Angola chapter where they explain and develop the country’s mergers and acquisitions […]


Colder winds

Many firms are still feeling the effects of the recession. Profit per equity partner (PEP) – that disputed guide to law firm health – has been on the slide in a number of law firms. Whether it’s an erosion of market share or hefty capital expenditure, margins are under attack. Profitability plummets at growing number […]

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Quintet of firms advise as Publicis Omnicom merger creates advertising giant

French firm Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Benelux firms De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Nauta Dutilh, and US outifts Latham & Watkins and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz have scooped the lead roles on the world’s biggest advertising merger. The five firms are advising French company Publicis and New York-listed Omnicom on the proposed merger, revealed […]


K&L Gates turns to Pinsents for second London energy partner hire

The London office of K&L Gates has made its second lateral partner hire in less than a month with the addition of energy disputes lawyer Mike Stewart from Pinsent Masons.  Stewart joins weeks after former White & Case partner Anthony Fine joined the firm’s energy and infrastructure group in London. Fine led White & Case’s […]

Walker Morris advises Energos on renewable energy project in Milton Keynes

Specialist waste lawyers from Walker Morris have advised clean energy-from-waste specialist Energos on a renewable energy project in Milton Keynes. The project, which will be run by waste management company AmeyCespa, will increase recycling rates, cut landfill use and create waste management savings of more than £50m throughout the life of the facility. As part […]

DLA Piper advises Columbus McKinnon on acquisition of lifting technology company

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach has advised Columbus McKinnon — a developer and manufacturer of products for the lifting, moving and positioning of loads — on the acquisition of Austrian lifting technology company Hebetechnik Gesellschaft. In addition to providing legal advice, DLA Piper was responsible for the tax advice and structuring throughout the transaction. The DLA Piper […]

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