UK – tackling tax avoidance

James Austen reviews potential measures by the UK tax authorities on addressing tax avoidance, including tackling the promoters of avoidance schemes and raising standards in the tax advice market.

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This series aims to provide an initial guide to understand what competition law is and its importance to SMEs, the behaviours and business practices that are considered anticompetitive, their potential consequences, and practical tips to prevent these practices.

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Poland: UOKiK to examine TV broadcasters’ practices

On 5 May 2021 the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) announced the launch of two anti-monopoly proceedings against: – Polsat Television; and – four Discovery Group entities (ie, Discovery Communications Europe, Discovery Communications Benelux, Discovery Polska and Eurosport).

Principles applicable to an ‘insolvent’ trust in Jersey

It is important that trustees understand their obligations if their trust structure comes under financial stress. Helpfully, the Jersey courts have provided guidance on the principles applicable to ‘insolvent’ trusts, which is likely to be highly persuasive in other jurisdictions.

Flexibility and teleworking

Flexible working is not a new concept in the UK, and it exists in a number of forms, both formal and informal.

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KWM has instructed a real estate agent to offload the lease of its London office three years ahead of its break clause, as it looks for smaller premises in the City. KWM’s London office on the 11th floor of the iconic Walkie Talkie building at 20 Fenchurch street is now available for a new tenant. […]

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