US fights back: the challenges to taxing digital
The meteoric rise of digital commerce and virtual services has raised the issue of how to tax companies that do not generate value based on their physical footprint, but nonetheless place a burden on the jurisdictions in which they operate. The digital tax issue has been percolating for several years but as major tech companies like Facebook and Netflix have raised the…
How can the UK get to net zero? In conversation with Lord Deben
On an event for the Global Counsel network, Elizabeth Beall, Climate and Sustainability Practice Lead and Geoffrey Norris, Senior Adviser, are joined by Lord Deben, Chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change and Former Secretary of State for the Environment.
The EU may be entering a new era of financial market deregulation
EU finance ministers last month approved a targeted simplification of rules governing EU capital markets, which they presented as a key component of the post-pandemic recovery effort. This recognition of the economic contribution of financial services broke the chain of a decade of regulatory crackdowns and the creation of powerful new pan-European supervisors. It is…
Assessing the first 100 days of Joe Biden’s presidency
On call for the Global Counsel network, Erin Caddell, President of GC USA, Chris Rinkus, Practice Lead for US Political Due Diligence, and Miranda Lutz, Senior Associate, unpack the first 100 days of Joe Biden's presidency.
Deflating float offers harsh lessons for all
The disappointing first-day performance of Deliveroo, the food delivery service hailed by UK chancellor Rishi Sunak as ‘a true British tech success story’, will be treated for years to come as a salutary lesson – even if judging an IPO on its first day might be premature.
Directors should no longer ignore government’s incursions on corporate governance
The dominance of the Big Four is over. At least, that’s the headline the government wants to talk about. After all, who could argue with breaking up oligopolies and increasing competition? But the most significant proposals in the government’s white paper on ‘Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance’ in fact relate to the second part: corporate governance. These…