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White & Case loses third partner to Bakers this year

Baker McKenzie has picked up its third lateral partner from White & Case this year, in a move intended to further boost its City corporate and tax departments. Prabhu Narasimhan is moving to Bakers, having joined White & Case in 2008. He made partner at the firm in 2015, becoming a member of its tax […]

Weil Gotshal targets Deloitte Legal for Warsaw team hire

The Warsaw office of Weil Gotshal & Manges has brought in a new tax team from the legal unit of Deloitte Legal, as speculation mounts over the fate of the US firm’s CEE office. A team led by tax partner Leszek Tokarski, including tax specialists Maciej Kostrzewski and Artur Ciechomski, joined the US firm’s Warsaw premises […]

Stewarts adds firepower in tax disputes with partner hire

Stewarts has brought in three new lawyers, including one partner, to boost its tax litigation and investigations team. James Le Gallais has joined the firm as a partner from Peters & Peters. He already has significant instructions in commercial tax litigation, including the multi-million-pound action against funding company Ingenious Media. Le Gallais will bring expertise […]

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Dechert tax partner leaves firm after just two years

Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie is switching over to another US firm in London, in a move that will reunite her with former colleagues from Kirkland & Ellis. Scobie, who left Kirkland for Dechert in 2017, is moving across to Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s London office, where she will work with Kirkland alumna Claire McDaid, […]

BMW and HMRC victorious in tax battle with banks

Lloyds Bank, MG Rover and Standard Chartered have lost an attempt to win back overpaid taxes, with Norton Rose Fulbright client HMRC and BMW successfully appealing a previous first-tier tribunal decision. There were several battles incorporated into this one case, seen to be critical in the run-up to Brexit as the prevailing law is EU […]

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After Burford, litigation funders need a healthy dose of transparency

Litigation funders live and breathe disputes, but this was not the sort of dispute Burford Capital was used to. On August 8, Burford’s share price plunged 66 per cent after a ferocious attack from San Francisco-based hedge fund Muddy Waters, whose founder Carson Black questioned the accuracy of the funders accounting practices. Black described the […]

Featured Briefings

Non-resident athletes – the case for reform in the UK

This article was first published by LawInSport. With some international sports stars refusing to participate in the UK as a result of our tax laws, Nicola Parkinson, Senior Tax Associate a law firm Walker Morris, examines the case for reform. When the country embraced London 2012 with great enthusiasm, few would have realised that, without […]

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