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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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Magic circle and US firms win roles on KKR’s electricity acquisition

Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy acted alongside two US firms on a deal that will see PE powerhouse KKR become a major shareholder of Finland’s biggest electricity distribution company. The two magic circle firms were on the opposite sides of a deal that ended in KKR and Canadian pension fund Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan […]

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Quinn expands in London with Boies Schiller partner

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s City office has made its second lateral hire in a month, recruiting this time from Boies Schiller Flexner. The firm has recruited Dominic Roughton from its US disputes rival to boost its London ranks. Roughton departs after four years at Boies Schiller. He was hired by the firm’s London outpost […]

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Squires energy partner leaves for K&L Gates

K&L Gates has brought in an energy disputes partner from Squire Patton Boggs (SPB). Ben Holland arrives at K&L Gates as the first hire it has made in London in nearly a year. Holland joined SPB in 2014 as its first lateral hire in London after the Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs union. He had […]

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Osborne Clarke eyes shift to “subscription models” in 2025 strategic review

Osborne Clarke is predicting a gradual shift to new charging systems as part of a five-year client strategy disclosed to The Lawyer by its management. The firm’s leadership has conducted a review exercise internally dubbed ‘3D’. It is anchored on the three main elements at the heart of the firm’s future direction: legal skills, sectors and transformation. […]

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