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Preview of 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom
  • January 10 2017

2017 will see major changes to the UK legal landscape, with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union expected to be triggered by the end of March


Foreign Bribery Update - May 2016
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia, Canada, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 23 2016

This Update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation


Mercury signing - guidance on the execution of documents
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 6 2016

Following the decision in the Mercury Case, a practice of ‘virtual signings and closings’ has developed to avoid the logistical problems in getting a


Waiver of privilege: deployment and cherry-picking
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2012

A recent tribunal decision has given a reminder of when a waiver of privilege will (or will not) extend further than a party intends: Fisher v HMRC 2012 UKFTT 335


Difficult law and the professional’s duty to warn
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2016

In professional negligence litigation the existence and extent of a duty to warn has been a thorny issue over the years. Is a professional obliged to


HMRC v Charman
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2012

In the recent case of HMRC v Charman 2012 EWHC 1448 (Fam), HMRC failed in its bid to obtain documents produced in a high profile divorce case


Cross-Border Investigations Update
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • China, France, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 27 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) hired a dedicated compliance expert, Hui Chen, to assist its attorneys in evaluating companies’ Foreign Corrupt


Tax advice and privilege
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2011

A Treasury discussion paper is considering privilege in relation to tax advice


Why solicitors remain the best at delivering uncontested probate
  • Boodle Hatfield
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2016

In September, Lynton Stock, the senior partner of accountants Shelley Stock Hutter argued on these pages that accountants are best equipped to deal


Does privilege apply to advice from non-legal professions?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 22 2013

In a recent English Judgment concerning R (Prudential Plc and another) v. Special Commissioner of Income Tax and another 2013 UKSC 1, the Supreme