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On 17 January 2022, the Home Office issued further guidance in respect of the digitalisation of right to work checks.
The persisting spectre of the pandemic continues to create uncertainty in the market. Over the last 18 months, insolvency figures remained consistently low due to the government support which has been in place. With the prospect of that support coming to an end there is likely to be a reckoning, but when that will begin is unclear. Overall, this next year is likely to be one of resolving loose ends and tidying up before the economy can take off afresh.
Find out what HR directors will need to prepare for in the coming months and beyond in the Winter 2022 edition of TLT’s biannual tracker.
The panelists discuss one of today’s mission-critical ESG risks affecting Canadian, American and global businesses: forced labour and child labour in supply chains.
At present, the purchase of a property through the acquisition of the share capital of a property owning company is exempt from stamp duty. However, the State of Jersey shortly intends to bring forward legislation to impose a tax equivalent to stamp duty on such a sale, effectively closing the “loophole”.
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The question remains as to whether becoming publicly listed is a significant benefit for firms
More and more Independent firms are actively looking a merger or acquisition
Activity levels in the High Court returned to normal levels in 2021 and that’s a positive sign for litigators’ resilience
Innovation projects need long-term investment to avoid becoming vanity projects
US connections with Macfarlanes and other UK firms prove to be crucial in dealmaking
The arrival of a three-strong PE team from Vinson & Elkins comes at a moment of readjustment for Sidley’s London office.
The following is a table of mergers and acquisitions made by law firms over the years.
Phillip Morris’ assistant general counsel for trademarks, copyright and design will be standing down at the end of Feburary after working more than nine years at the company. Barry Gerber joined Phillip Morris in 2012 and is responsible for leading the team’s trademarks, copyright and design. He also oversees the clearance, registration and enforcement work […]
Dentons has lost a corporate partner duo to Eversheds Sutherland, including its former global chair of its insurance group. Martin Mankabady has made the move from Dentons to Eversheds along with fellow partner Adriana Cotter. Mankabady, who led Dentons’ insurance group, had been at the firm for over six years, having joined from Clyde & […]
Kirkland & Ellis is strengthening the secondaries element of its London investment funds practice with the hire of a partner from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Partner Aleksander Bakic has joined Kirkland after three years at Akin Gump. He was previously at O’Melveny & Myers and advises private equity fund sponsors across multiple alternative […]
Tesco Bank has promoted from within, ahead of the departure of its legal director and company secretary. Michael Mustard is set to leave his role in February this year, with Fiona Burden, the bank’s current head of legal, taking the helm. Mustard has spent more than seven years in the business after joining in 2014. […]
The first pass rates of the Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) have been revealed. The students who sat the first-ever SQE1 exam in November received their results yesterday, with just over half – 53 per cent – receiving the good news that they had passed. Some 1,090 candidates, including 27 solicitor apprentices, took the exam across […]
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