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Swedish budget offers tax cuts ahead of elections

The Swedish government has announced almost SEK 6 billion ($750 million) in tax cuts in its 2018 budget, but businesses are unlikely to benefit as they take on tough corporate tax changes and the aviation industry prepares for a new tax.

Date: 22 September 2017

Tight New Zealand election could mean new taxes for multinationals

New Zealand is gearing up for the most closely-fought election in its recent history, with tax policies such as a diverted profits tax (DPT) at stake when the country goes to the polls this Saturday, September 23.

Date: 22 September 2017

Labour-backed report calls for more generous legal aid system

Review criticises coalition government’s cuts and calls for new law enshrining right to justiceAn additional £400m a year should be spent restoring access to a more generous system of legal aid, according to a Labour-backed report which calls for a legally enforceable right to...

Date: 22 September 2017

M&A activity heats up for Independent Broker-Dealers, says Fidelity report

Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions, the division of Fidelity Investments that provides clearing and custody to broker-dealer firms, registered investment advisors (RIAs), family offices, retirement recordkeepers and banks, today released the latest report in its Fidelity Wealth...

Date: 22 September 2017

Considering cloud?

By George Ralph, RFA – Firms which may be considering a move, partial or otherwise, to cloud-based services, will need to work through a checklist to ensure all the bases are covered, that the firm is not exposed to any forthcoming regulations, and that the data will be adequately...

Date: 22 September 2017

Falfurrias Capital makes strategic investment in SixAxis

Private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners (FCP), has completed an investment in SixAxis, a manufacturer of advanced products that increase worker safety and boost productivity.

Date: 22 September 2017

Hyperloop One closes series B-1 round of USD85 million

Hyperloop One, the only company in the world that has built a full-scale Hyperloop system, has closed a Series B-1 funding round of USD85 million, bringing total financing raised by the company to USD245 million since its founding in 2014.

Date: 22 September 2017

Monarch Private Capital closes Hotel Clermont investment

Monarch Private Capital (MPC), a leading syndicator and investor of tax credits, has closed an equity investment in the historic Hotel Clermont located in Atlanta, Georgia. The investment will generate both federal and State of Georgia historic tax credits.

Date: 22 September 2017

PNC adds to senior secured financing team

PNC Business Credit has appointed Karl Brier as senior vice president and business development officer to its senior secured financing team in the western region.

Date: 22 September 2017

iCapital Network to acquire US Private Equity Access Fund Platform from Deutsche Bank

Capital Network, a financial technology platform aiming to democratise alternative investments for high-net-worth (HNW) individuals and their advisors, is to acquire the US Private Equity Access Fund Platform from the Asset Management division of Deutsche Bank.

Date: 22 September 2017

Tikehau reports sharp increase in net income in the first half of 2017

Tikehau Capital has reported a sharp increase in net income for the first half of 2017; up to EUR85.9 million, compared with a loss of EUR5.8 million in the first half of 2016 on a pro-forma basis.

Date: 22 September 2017

The fightback against the Conservatives’ legal aid desert begins today | Richard Burgon

I am excited by the right to justice advocated by the Bach commission. A system that cuts have made ‘unaffordable to most’ can at last be repairedFood banks, zero-hours contracts and the bedroom tax are perhaps the most potent symbols of the cruelty of the Conservative government’s...

Date: 22 September 2017

Winston & Strawn Welcomes New Talent Management Team

The 800-lawyer firm, riding high this year from some key litigation wins and lateral hires, has recruited three new directors to report to newly-hired chief talent officer Susan Manch.       

Date: 22 September 2017

Fat Shaming In The Workplace: Is Calling Someone A ‘Big Bottomed Girl’ Actionable?

As of now, fat shaming is, for the most part, a wrong without a remedy.

Date: 22 September 2017

See Also: Trouble Ahead For Biglaw

Clients Really Don’t Want To Pay For Associates: Clients are rebelling against the Biglaw staple of junior associate hours showing up in large quantities on bills. Joe Patrice explains how that could be bad for everyone. The Intersection Of Colonialism And Hurricane Relief:...

Date: 21 September 2017

Studying For Supreme Success

Most top law schools have a justice to point to. Some don't.

Date: 21 September 2017

PwC to Launch US Law Firm as Big Four Expand Legal Offerings

PricewaterhouseCoopers is set to launch a U.S. law firm in Washington, D.C., later this month, a sign that the Big Four accounting firms are continuing their push into legal services.       

Date: 21 September 2017

Sheryl Sandberg Leans In To Take Public Beating On Mark Zuckerberg’s Behalf

Facebook’s fuck-up is on Sheryl because The Zuck is woke now.

Date: 21 September 2017

So You Want To Be An IP Lawyer Without A Technical Background (Part 2)

Getting a great IP job from... Craigslist? You never know where opportunities will arise.

Date: 21 September 2017

More Details On The Partnership Between Evolve Law And Above The Law

This strategic partnership will allow Evolve Law to expand its visibility and offerings.

Date: 21 September 2017

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