Deloitte announces senior partner appointments

Deloitte has announced the appointment of two senior partners, Hannah Routh and Charlotte Warburton, to strengthen the firm’s global climate change and transport services. Hannah Routh brings 25 years’ experience in the climate change and sustainability sector. Previously a partner with Deloitte China, Hannah was responsible for the Climate Change and Sustainability Advisory practice for […]

Marc Petitier Joins White & Case as a Partner in Paris

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the addition of Marc Petitier as a partner in Paris. “The strength of our global network, with on-the-ground market leading expertise in many of the world’s most important jurisdictions, means we can advise clients on their most complex cross […]

Eversheds Sutherland named Tax Practice Group of the Year

Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that its Tax Practice Group has been selected as Practice Group of the Year by Law360 for the third consecutive year, and for the sixth time in the last seven years. The group has been recognised for its role in helping clients succeed in high-stakes litigation and critical business […]

Duane Morris adds manager and staff accountant

The Duane Morris Tax Accounting Group (TAG) has added Galina Morgovsky, CPA, as a manager and Thomas Maag as a staff accountant. “We are thrilled to welcome Galina and Tom to our rapidly expanding team,” said Michael A. Gillen, CPA, director of Duane Morris’ Tax Accounting Group. “With their addition, we have added strong talent and deepened […]

Dentons sets another legal precedent in Czech tax litigation

Dentons secured a victory for Veolia Energie ČR before the Czech Supreme Administrative Court, in a litigation regarding interest from illegal gift tax in energy context. The case concerned a gift tax imposed on all emission allowances allocated to power plants in breach of the EU law. After the ECJ declared this tax illegal in […]

Practical Completion and Defect Liability Period Under Nigerian Law

Though the date of practical completion is of great importance to a building project, it does not have a unanimous definition. Generally, the date of practical completion is not merely the date in which the Client takes over possession of the building. In fact, practical completion may be achieved without the Client taking over physical […]

Hogan Lovells commits to disability inclusion

Hogan Lovells has marked the International Day of People with Disabilities by announcing that it has become a member of The Valuable 500 – the largest network of global CEOs dedicated to diversity. As a member of The Valuable 500 the firm commits to drive change and embed disability inclusion throughout the business. Delivering on […]

Pinsent Masons advises Simpson Malt Limited on £90m refinancing deal

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Simpson Malt Limited on a £90m asset based lending (ABL) facility with PNC Business Credit. The deal will enable Simpson Malt Limited, the fifth-generation family malting and agricultural merchanting business headquartered in Berwick-upon-Tweed, to fund its working capital requirements as well as facilitating wider business expansion. The team, […]

Board directors’ duties and ESG considerations in decision-making

Some may say sustainability is the ‘flavour of the month’. If that was ever the thinking pre COVID-19, the pandemic has certainly had an impact on corporates’ sustainability agendas – no longer a ‘nice to have’ but rather an operational and strategic imperative, at the heart of any business’s ability to compete and succeed in […]

Latham & Watkins advises Tencent Music on its investment in Wave

Latham & Watkins advised Tencent Music Entertainment Group (“Tencent Music” or “TME”), the leading online music entertainment platform in China, on its minority equity investment in Wave, the market leader in interactive virtual entertainment experiences. The deal will enable TME to air Wave experiences in China across all of its platforms including QQ Music, Kugou […]