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ICLG: Environmental, Social & Governance Law 2022

Derivatives & Structured Products Partner, Jonathan Gilmour, and Pensions Partner, Andy Lewis, have jointly contributed to the recently published International Comparative Legal Guide on Environmental, Social & Governance Law 2022. Their chapter outlines the key aspects of ESG law for occupational pension schemes and argue for a wider governance perspective, as well as a pure investment perspective, when approaching ESG.

Lexis PSL: Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT) - technical consultation on draft legislation

Tax analysis: HMRC has launched a consultation on the draft legislation for the Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT) ahead of its inclusion in the 2021–22 Finance Bill. This follows the government holding a consultation seeking views on the policy design of the new RPDT between 29 April and 22 July 2021. Ian Zeider, knowledge counsel at Travers Smith and Cathryn Vanderspar discuss the draft legislation and possible issues.

British Tax Review Issue 4, 2021 – Finance Act 2021, Sections 121–124 and Schedules 30–32: avoidance

Tax Partner Simon Skinner and Senior Associate Hugh Brooks have written an article for the latest British Tax Review on recent changes of law relating to HM Revenue and Customs powers in relation to disclosures of tax avoidance schemes, and promoters and enablers of such schemes (British Tax Review Issue 4, 2021). A PDF of this contribution is linked below. Alternatively you can download to print, to save for later or for a different experience.

ICAEW: Public to Private Transactions - best-practice guideline

Head of Corporate Spencer Summerfield and Senior Consultant Chris Hale have co-authored, alongside PWC, ICAEW Public to Private Transactions best-practice guideline. The guideline looks at public to private (‘PTP’) transactions, which have continued to grow in significance in recent years as a vibrant part of the M&A market, and details many of the practical and regulatory aspects that companies and investors need to consider in PTPs.

TPR’s new powers – practical ways for corporates to engage with their pension scheme trustees in the new world

The Pension Schemes Act 2021 (PSA21) has received Royal Assent and many of the broader new powers of The Pensions Regulator (TPR) should be in play from 1 October 2021. These powers, particularly new criminal offences and civil penalties, are very wide ranging with hefty sanctions attached, and are therefore potentially concerning to corporates and related parties (including individuals).

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