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What does the Budget 2021 mean for residential property?

As anticipated, the Chancellor in his 2021 Budget has extended the current Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday and has also introduced additional measures in the hope of boosting the property market. Our Residential Property team provide an overview.

How voice-based document production helps your firm win more business

Throughout the lifecycle management of a client, a great deal of correspondence and documentation is produced. This briefing explains how a speech-to-text document production process can transform client responsiveness and help the firm win more business.

The advantages of Freeports examined following Budget 2021

Businesses operating Freeports will benefit from more generous tax reliefs, customs benefits and wider government support, bringing investment, trade and jobs, but what exactly are the advantages businesses can expect to gain from operating in a Freeport?

Budget 2021: The employment implications

Rishi Sunak has announced the much-awaited budget for 2021 hailing protection for the “jobs and livelihoods of the British people”. Outlined below are the key elements impacting employers and their wider workforce.



Slaughter and May senior partner Saul to retire next year

Slaughter and May’s Chris Saul is to retire from the firm when his term as senior partner comes to an end on 30 April 2016. Saul joined the firm in 1977 and became a partner nine years later. He then took up the role of head of corporate in 2004, before being elected to the […]

Conyers advises Meizu Technology Corporation on Alibaba Group’s investment of $590m

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman legal advice in connection with the $500m equity investment by Alibaba Investment Ltd and Haitong Kaiyuan Investment Co Ltd in Meizu Technology Corporation Ltd. This will result in Alibaba Group sharing resources and support in the fields of e-commerce, mobile internet, mobile operating system and data analysis with […]

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BLP and Greenberg Traurig win roles on Adgorithms $125m IPO

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has added to its list of clients by advising Israeli software company Adgorithms on its $125m listing on the alternative investment market (Aim). The transaction was led by corporate finance partners Murdoch Currie and Alex Latner, assisted by associate Matt Oliver. Relationship partner Paul Miller led the pitch with Latner to […]

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Moves: 8 June 2015

Move of the week Ashurst has appointed London corporate partner James Wood from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was the partner in charge of the firm’s Australian relationships and a key player in the firm’s energy and mining team. Wood trained and qualified in his native Australia before joining Freshfields as an associate in 1996. […]

US: Orrick joins handful of international firms with Geneva office

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has become one of only a few international firms to open in Geneva with the hire of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa. Liborio is the second partner to leave Akin Gump in recent months. Former office head Charles Adams left the firm recently following his […]

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