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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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Duo of UK firms act on rescue of Jewish Chronicle

Osborne Clarke and RPC have acted on the sale and saving of the oldest Jewish publication in the world. The board of Jewish Chronicle Newspaper Limited, the company that owns The Jewish Chronicle, sold the paper on Thursday to a newly incorporated company, JC Acquisition Limited, set up by a consortium led by Sir Robbie Gibb, […]

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Lewis Silkin makes more Covid-19 cuts

Lewis Silkin has taken further measures to contain the growing challenges posed by Covid-19. The firm has agreed to temporarily suspend quarterly profit distributions. It has also cut salaries and reduced the work hours of a number of its associates, junior lawyers and paralegals across different practices. The decision comes as the firm recently furloughed […]

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Simmons joins Ashurst in delaying partner promotions

Simmons & Simmons has opted to defer its partner promotions amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the second City firm to make such a decision. The process was initially scheduled for March 23, with candidates supposed to take part in face-to-face meetings. Following the delay, the process will now go forward through video-conferencing to make sure all […]

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