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European M&A – Mergers rising

While deal numbers were up last year, their value rocketed – and this time it’s not the US firms taking the lion’s share. The past few years have been stormy to say the least for European M&A. But finally in 2014, some rays of sunlight were starting to break through. According to Thomson Reuters, there […]

‘US buy-in required if EU is to succeed in stamping out tax avoidance’

Commenting on the news that the EU is set to establish a tax avoidance committee, Ben Jones, tax partner at law firm Eversheds, says: “The EU has become increasingly active on the issue of multinational taxation over the last couple of years, following the wider international actions being proposed by the OECD to modernise the system […]


Akin Gump reports 12.8 per cent profit rise to $356m

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s net profit rose 12.8 per cent from $315.5m to $356m in 2014, with growth across the board. The firm’s gross revenue grew by 4.8 per cent to $868m from $828.5m the previous year. Revenue per lawyer also increased from $1.025m to 1.056m in 2014. In the UK the firm’s […]

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