Latest Briefings

‘Tax Day’ – government continues its campaign to tackle non-compliance

In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.

Fraud in the sub line market – should we be concerned?

In recent weeks, news of the JES Global Capital fraud committed by fund manager Elliot Smerling has come to light. Unfortunately, we live in world where fraud, much like death and taxes, is inevitable.

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Ukrainian oligarchs fend off $300m claim from Tatneft

Four Ukrainian oligarchs have scored a major victory against oil giant PSJC Tatneft after the High Court today dismissed the claimant’s $300m lawsuit. This verdict follows a 12-week remote trial in the Commercial Court last winter, with Mrs Justice Moulder rapidly turning out a mammoth judgment that criticises Tatneft’s witnesses for being “evasive, unreliable and […]

‘My legal team is essential to advancing the strategic goals of the business’

Our latest 60-second interview features Lily Hepworth, general counsel and company secretary for Immunocore, a T cell receptor biotechnology company working to develop and commercialise new medicines for cancer, infection and autoimmune disease. Hepworth talks about what the last year looked like for her, the role her team has played in advancing the strategic goals […]

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Addleshaws not looking to downsize in HQ hunt

Addleshaw Goddard has become the latest firm to scope out its London HQ options, though is not expecting to cut its space requirements despite the rise in remote working. The firm has appointed JLL as agents to scope out a new building, with its current lease expiring in September 2024. It moved to its Milton […]

Netherlands

DLA Piper loses Dutch IP team to NautaDutilh

DLA Piper’s head of IP and technology in the Netherlands, Joris Willems, has left the firm for Dutch independent NautaDutilh with a team of three lawyers. In the latest team move in Amsterdam, IT law specialist Willems has become a partner of Amsterdam-headquartered NautaDutilh and will lead its technology group. His move comes following a […]

trustpilot

Gibson Dunn at the helm for Trustpilot IPO

Review platform Trustpilot is planning to list on the London Stock Exchange, as the IPO market starts to pick up in the City. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is advising the company on aspects of English and US law. The firm’s team is being led by partners Chris Haynes and US-qualified Steve Thierbach. Morgan Stanley and […]

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