The most real-estate focused firm in the UK is not BCLP or CMS. It’s…

This is the first year that the The Lawyer’s Global Real Estate 50 has included a ranking based on real estate sector revenue; a metric designed to highlight firms that have the highest strategic commitment in this area.

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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?

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Eversheds Sutherland has made a timely hire one year on from the introduction of the new Telecoms Code, taking on Fladgate’s head of real estate litigation and telecommunications specialist Thekla Fellas. Fellas joins Eversheds on 1 April to build a team around her specialism in “Telecoms Code” disputes. Her appointment follows the controversial Electronic Communications […]

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DWF makes first post-IPO hire in real estate finance

DWF has made Dentons partner Brendan Slack the firm’s first lateral partner hire as a listed entity as it looks to capitalise on the momentum generated from Friday’s float. Banking and finance specialist Slack spent four years at his previous firm, having joined in March 2015 from legacy Speechly Bircham – now Charles Russell Speechlys […]

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Real estate report 2019: Four firms debut in annual rankings

Dentons continues to boast the world’s largest real estate group by headcount, according to The Lawyer‘s survey of the top 50 biggest teams, while four firms have entered the rankings. Dentons has a total of 392 partners and 1,400 lawyers globally, up from 375 and 1,300 last year, The Lawyer can reveal. For a firm […]

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MoFo’s City refocus pays off as turnover soars 25 per cent

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo)’s London office grossed over £30m in revenue last year, a 25 per cent increase from the £24m reached in 2017. The firm revealed its revenue went beyond £1bn in the past two years, with double-digit growth recorded in revenue per lawyer. Profits per partner hit almost £2m, accounting for the highest […]

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