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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.

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11SB head Lexa Hilliard QC takes two silks and five juniors to Wilberforce

Wilberforce Chambers will take eight members of dissolving set 11 Stone Buildings (11SB) including head of chambers Lexa Hilliard QC and two other silks. The eight are: Hilliard, Alan Gourgey QC, Marcia Shekerdemian QC, Tim Penny, Max Mallin, Iain Pester, Tom Robinson and Laura Newton. The group take up residence at the new set on […]

China Elite Report 2015

Overseas expansion and global alliances aside, this year’s China Elite report puts equal emphasis on the internal transformation and evolution some of the top-tier firms are currently undergoing. It will discuss how the leadership teams plan to improve firm governance, management and financial integration, which are of paramount importance for the next critical decade of […]

Walder Wyss advises WerbeWeischer on acquisition

WerbeWeischer Switzerland has acquired Publicitas Cinecom AG from Publicitas AG. As a result of this transaction WerbeWeischer becomes market leader in cinema advertisement in Switzerland and further invests in the expansion of the advertising medium cinema. Walder Wyss has advised WerbeWeischer in the transaction. The Walder Wyss team was led by Lucas Hänni (consultant, corporate/M&A) and […]

British Land looks to HSBC for its first GC

This week, British Land announced it was hiring its first-ever general counsel. Former HSBC deputy company secretary Elaine Williams will start working for the FTSE 100 property development and investment company this November, having been at the bank for four years. She was also previously a corporate partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer between 2000 and […]

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