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Tax Journal Issue 1517: UK asset holding company proposals – a truly competitive regime?

Tax partner Elena Rowlands, Head of Real Estate Tax Cathryn Vanderspar and Knowledge Counsel Ian Zeider have written the lead article in a recent edition of Tax Journal in which they set out their views on the government's proposals for a new tax privileged asset holding company regime. You can read the full article below.

ICLG: ESG and UK pension schemes - challenges and opportunities

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 2021, with a chapter on the economic rationale behind ESG investment and the key challenges and opportunities which flow from ESG-related pensions law and regulation

London Business Survey 2020

We have partnered with the CBI and UCL to launch this year's London Business Survey, which canvasses views of nearly 200 of the capital's business leaders on topics including Brexit, Covid-19, sustainability, diversity and equality.  

JIBFL: Debt for equity swaps: a key restructuring tool in the post COVID-19 era

In this article Natalie Scoones, George Weavil and Jessica Kemp discuss why a debt for equity swap is likely to play a role in many restructurings that result from the downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. They explain how such transactions are structured, the likely motivations of key stakeholders and the tax and regulatory implications of such transactions.

Tax Journal: Section 103: expanding the scope of automated decisions by HMRC?

New legislation in Finance Act 2020 legislates retrospectively for HMRC to use artificial intelligence to carry out its functions. The article below was written for Tax Journal's September issue by Hannah Manning, Sophie Lloyd and Laura Jackson, and considers in particular some areas of potential concern in relation to HMRC's increasing use of automation, such as the raising of discovery assessments, business risk reviews and the assessment of discretionary penalties.

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