Legal Briefing | White-Collar Crime |

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With investigations such as the Paradise Papers and LuxLeaks placing tax arrangements squarely under the spotlight, it seems clear that businesses as well as wealthy individuals need to consider tax planning from a reputational as well as a legal perspective. In the eyes of the public, there is scant difference between tax evasion and aggressive … Continue reading “Criminal Finances Act: another change to the corporate legal landscape”

Legal Briefing | White-Collar Crime |

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Political and public pressures continue to drive significant changes in the approach to criminal corporate enforcement throughout the world. The UK has proved no exception and in September 2017 the Criminal Finances Act 2017 created another strict liability criminal offence for businesses, for failing to prevent facilitation of UK or foreign tax evasion.

Legal Briefing | Legal Services |

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David Boyd, partner in Eversheds Sutherland Consulting and previous head of banking for the firm talks about the changes in the legal market and how solutions deemed ‘new law’ are becoming the future in the way legal teams work.

Legal Briefing | Immigration |

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In the landmark decision of Toufik Lounes v Secretary of State for the Home Department (C‑165/16), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that an EEA national who exercises free movement in another member state, and who later naturalises in that country and retains their original nationality, continues to enjoy the rights afforded under … Continue reading “Landmark ECJ decision for derived right of residence for EEA family members”

Legal Briefing | Immigration |

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On 7 November 2017, the UK government provided the European Commission with a ‘technical document’ with the aim of further clarifying its proposals in respect of post-Brexit citizenship rights. The note aims to offer reassurance to EU citizens and their family members by setting out further details of how a new ‘settled status’ scheme will operate … Continue reading “UK government issues ‘technical note’ on citizens’ rights and administrative procedures post-Brexit”

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National Grid renews roster National Grid, which carried out its last full panel review in 2015, has reappointed 12 firms to its roster including Norton Rose Fulbright, Addleshaw Goddard, Irwin Mitchell and Herbert Smith Freehills. These firms, which were newly appointed in 2015, join CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, DLA Piper, Eversheds Sutherland, Linklaters, Berwin … Continue reading “Significant matters – Winter 2017”