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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


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


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


Trustee quarterly review
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 21 2013

The relevant deadlines for submitting information and documents for the purposes of the 20132014 Pension Protection Fund ("PPF") levy are as


Tax accountant advice does not attract solicitor client privilege in the UK
  • Thorsteinssons LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 21 2013

Subject to limited exceptions, communications involving legal advice between a lawyer and his or her client are privileged. As a result, a client can


Landmark US Supreme Court decision may extend US tax benefits to UK civil partners
  • Butler Snow LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • June 28 2013

On Wednesday, 26 June 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), which limits the definition of


Disclosure of tax avoidance schemes: new guidance issued
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2011

The Law Society has issued a Guidance Note for solicitors, which considers the relationship between solicitors' statutory obligation to disclose tax avoidance schemes to HMRC and legal professional privilege


Local Government briefing note 12012: Income generation and costs recovered from third parties for legal services
  • Eversheds
  • United Kingdom
  • January 12 2012

Local authorities often have the opportunity to recover costs from third parties or generate income by doing third party work


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


UKSC declines to extend privilege to legal advice given by non-lawyers
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2013

Not a surprising result, but a significant decision. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) devised a tax avoidance scheme, which the Prudential group of