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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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Gauke heads back to Macfarlanes for new role

Following his 14-year stint in Parliament, David Gauke has today re-joined Macfarlanes as its head of public policy. The former Conservative cabinet minister was previously a solicitor at the firm from 1999 to 2005 before being elected as the member of Parliament for South West Hertfordshire. Gauke’s role will be in a non-practising role and […]

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Freshfields set to delay leadership elections due to pandemic disruption

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is delaying the start of its leadership elections, The Lawyer understands, due to disruption brought about by the coronavirus crisis. The magic circle firm is looking to push back the start times for its managing and senior partner race to September and October. The previous timeline would have seen nominations announced in […]

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Mishcon launches its first office in Asia-Pacific

Following its departure from New York this year, Mishcon de Reya is turning its attention to the Asia-Pacific region with the opening of an office. The team for the new venture in Singapore has been sourced from Withers KhattarWong, with partner Tahirah Ara confirmed as the firm’s newly-established head of Asia, as well as Mishcon’s […]

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