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Results of the 2021 Canadian federal election

The Liberal Party of Canada failed to secure a majority in Parliament, but will form another minority government. Little has changed in terms of seat counts, and the composition of the House of Commons will be largely the same in Canada’s 44th Parliament as it was in the 43rd.

Payment for order flow: duty to clients

The discussion around payment for order flow (or PFOF) has been going on for some time in the UK, is nascent in the EU and rages in the US (particularly in relation to retail broking).

Q&A: Supply of goods to Saudi Arabia and GCC preferential tax treatment

Are you considering supplying goods from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? If the answer is yes, then this is a must-read to check if you qualify for GCC preferential tax treatment (including custom duty exemption), and the commercial implications you need to consider if you don’t.

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Locke Lord’s Hong Kong managing partner decamps to HFW

Locke Lord’s Hong Kong managing partner has left the US firm to join HFW’s Hong Kong office. Wing Cheung joins the firm as it continues to expand its transactional offering. HFW launched a transactions practice in China earlier this year and has added 19 partners across its offices since 2018, including lateral hires in Abu […]

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Financials 2018/19: HFW PEP tumbles as firm goes global

HFW has reported a downturn in profits and profit per equity partner (PEP) in the last financial year, with PEP decreasing by 12 per cent in 2018/19. Net profit also fell last year by 8.9 per cent from £48.3m to £43.3m, a significant drop from the 11 per cent increase in 2017/18. Revenue was flat […]

HFW strikes £25m deal with litigation funder

HFW has become the third firm this year to secure a million-pound partnership with a litigation funder, as those in private practice seek to provide increased accessibility to funding for clients. Augusta Ventures and HFW’s relationship with be strengthened after it was announced that that pair have agreed on a £25m funding facility. The firm […]

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