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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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Linklaters makes up largest City cohort since 2007

Linklaters has promoted 30 lawyers to the partnership, as part of an international but male-dominated round. Effective from 1 May 2020, the promotions were made across 10 jurisdictions and 11 practices. Fourteen lawyers have been made up in the UK – the highest number since 2007 – with 53 per cent of the round promoted […]

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Linklaters suspends partner profits distribution for Q4

Linklaters has decided not to pay the next quarter’s distribution of profits to partners, which had been scheduled to take place in June. The decision reflects similar moves taken by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which this week confirmed it too would not be dishing out profits to partners for Q4. As well as this, Linklaters will […]

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Linklaters puts focus on legal ops with new graduate scheme

Linklaters has become the latest firm to set up a graduate scheme based solely around legal operations, as part of an overall rethink as to how it delivers services to clients. The magic circle firm is set to offer the graduate scheme to between five and 10 individuals from August/September 2020, who will undergo a […]

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