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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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Kirkland and Linklaters act on €17bn sale of Thyssenkrupp’s elevator business

Kirkland & Ellis and Linklaters have landed the lead roles on what is regarded as the largest buyout transaction done in Europe since the financial crisis. The US firm led for the consortium of private equity houses Advent International, Cinven and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which paid €17.2bn for Thyssenkrupp’s elevator business. This consortium […]

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Occupy London headaches for Slaughters and Kirkland

What do Slaughters, Bakers, Kirkland, White & Case and Skadden have in common? A mighty, London office-shaped management headache. The lease on all of these firms’ City homes is due to expire by, at latest, 2026. And in the timeless words of Joe Strummer, the question for the leaders of these firms boils down to […]

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Kirkland gains third Paris partner with tax hire

Kirkland has hired a third partner for its Paris office, this time in the tax department, with a hire from a local French firm. Nadine Gelli who is currently a tax partner in the office from the local firm De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, will make the move to the US firm. Gelli advises on all […]

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The speed read: Kirkland’s PE losses, election kerfuffles and DLA goes radical

The upcoming general election gave rise to three legal-related stories this week, while Kirkland lost two partners in rapid in succession and its US rivals claimed the biggest IPO mandate going. DLA Piper rethinks its training – when will others follow? In a year that has seen numerous efforts from private practice to bolster innovation […]

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Bakers lands latest corporate defection from Kirkland

Baker McKenzie has added a private equity partner to its ranks from Kirkland & Ellis, continuing the firm’s expansion into transactional areas. Justin Hutchinson, who started his career as a trainee at Kirkland in 2006 and has been with the Chicago-based firm since then, is to make the move to Bakers. He was promoted to […]

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