Hogan Lovells announces changes to industry sector leadership roles

Global law firm Hogan Lovells announces today it has made a series of planned changes to some of its industry sector leadership positions. Managing Partner for Clients & Industries, Ina Brock, commented: “It speaks to the quality and depth of our industry sector teams that we are able to make regular changes to the distribution […]

Pinsent Masons hires corporate partner Chris Green in Johannesburg

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has boosted its corporate capabilities by recruiting Johannesburg-based partner Chris Green. Chris advises domestic and multinational clients in various sectors, including infrastructure and energy, on matters in Sub-Saharan Africa with a particular focus on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. Head of Pinsent Masons Johannesburg, Apicksha Patel, said “Chris brings invaluable […]

Product liability team led by Jayme Long joins DLA Piper in Los Angeles

DLA Piper announced today that Jayme Long has joined the firm’s Litigation and Regulatory practice as a partner based in Los Angeles. Long is a first-chair trial lawyer who defends companies faced with complex litigation matters in a broad array of areas, including product liability, premises liability, mass torts and commercial litigation. She represents companies […]

Challenges remain for Industrials, but calculus shifts

Disruption arising from COVID-19 has accelerated trends already apparent in the industrials market – particularly digitalisation and trade volatility – and transformation has gone from a “nice to have” to a necessity, according to the latest findings from Baker McKenzie. The law firm surveyed 700 company leaders in six industrial sub-sectors in early 2020, and […]

Latham Secures Major Victory for Ukraine in US$6 Billion Arbitration

Latham & Watkins has secured a significant victory defending Ukraine in a landmark arbitration brought by three Cypriot companies – Littop Enterprises, Bridgemont Ventures, and Bordo Management – before the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) in connection with the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The companies are minority shareholders in Ukrnafta, Ukraine’s largest producer of oil […]

Kirkland Advises InPost S.A. on Proposed Acquisition of Mondial Relay

Kirkland & Ellis is advising InPost S.A., the Polish parcel locker firm formerly backed by Advent International Corp. and recently listed on Euronext Amsterdam, on its proposed acquisition of 100% of the shares of Mondial Relay, the leading French eCommerce out-of-home parcel delivery platform, from Otto Group for approximately EUR 565 million. The proposed acquisition […]

PwC appoints Jan Sijbrand and Troy Paredes as external directors

PwC has appointed two external directors to join its global oversight board. Jan Sijbrand and Troy Paredes will join the board of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL), which is responsible for the governance of PwCIL and the PwC Network, oversight of PwC’s network leadership team, and approval of the standards by which each PwC firm must […]

85% of consumer business leaders prioritising sustainable growth

Mike Manby, partner and consumer growth leader: “The rate of change and disruption is making companies rethink what it means to be a consumer business, not just in the short term but also over the next ten years. Whilst much of the past year has been about survival, consumer business leaders are turning their focus […]

International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women, and in particular those working at our firm. The theme for 2021 is ‘Choose to Challenge,’ a reminder that we all can and should choose to call out gender bias and inequality to create an inclusive world. Women are not a homogenous […]

Brazil – Cost Sharing with Company Domiciled Abroad

1. Characterisation of shared services as reimbursement The payment of costs and expenses shared between companies of the same economic group, with headquarters in different countries, may be treated as a mere reimbursement without the incidence of a high tax burden on payment or receipt. However, in order for such costs and expenses to be […]