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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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Goodwin hits back at Kirkland with further PE hire

Goodwin has hired another partner from Kirkland & Ellis one week after it hired a partner from the same firm. The US firm has taken on London PE partner Hugh O’ Sullivan, who practices in Kirkland’s debt finance team. He spent more than four years at Kirkland, and was previously an associate for four years […]

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Cooley’s problem with Amazon

Last month, Cooley unveiled its first revenue dip since it opened in the City in 2015. Behind that lies a major tussle over firm strategy – and in particular, its relationship with one of the most powerful companies in the world.

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Senior Revolut lawyer jumps to taxi app Bolt

Revolut senior counsel Alex Wong has moved to Bolt as its new head of legal, as the ride-hailing app looks to grow in London. Wong joined Revolut in September 2019 from Amazon, where he was corporate counsel. Having trained at Shoosmiths in 2006, he also spent time in-house at Wiltshire Council and Capita, where he […]

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