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Corporate Tax 2018: Advisory

This year’s research into global non-contentious corporate tax sees almost 850 individuals recognised by our research for their impressive work in the space. The research highlights a truly global and highly active area of practice, covering transfer pricing, restructurings, and international mergers and acquisitions among the wide range of matters handled by practitioners in the field.

Corporate Tax 2018: Controversy

Our research into the field of corporate tax controversy practitioners sees 375 individuals highlighted this year. The lawyers in our guide are selected for their impressive work over recent months handling complex cases for domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries.

Corporate Tax 2018: Experts

This year’s research highlights 87 eminent tax advisers. The individuals listed here provide advice and expert evidence on the acceptability of corporate tax practices and analysis on complex valuation issues in transfer pricing matters. Many of the experts have been recommended for their trial experience and have been recognised as the leading names in the global marketplace.

Corporate Tax 2018: Trends & Conclusions

Our research into the corporate tax space came at a turbulent time for the field. Recent legislative changes in the United States have sent shockwaves around the world, causing companies to scramble to reorganise their assets in light of the new tax bill. The OECD’s drive to reduce base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) will have far-reaching impacts for transfer pricing arrangements while popular sentiment in a time of austerity for many, continues to force political attention towards often previously neglected tax authorities. With the value of mergers and acquisitions surpassing previous records, the coming months are set to be highly promising for practitioners in the space.

Business Crime Defence 2018: Analysis

This year’s research into the international business crime defence market features over 1,000 listings from 398 firms across 33 jurisdictions. The legal market for white-collar criminal law features a wide array of law firms – from large national firms such as Schellenberg Wittmer in Switzerland and Williams & Connolly in the US, to full-service international powerhouses such as Herbert Smith Freehills, Sidley Austin, Debevoise & Plimpton and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Meanwhile, specialist firms also hold a prominent position in the market. This is reflected in our research this year with top firms including Kingsley Napley, Corker Binning, BCL, and Haldanes Solicitors and Notaries. Below we identify the most highly regarded lawyers practising in the business crime space today: those who stand out for their exceptional work handling a range of matters including regulatory and internal investigations, fraud, corruption, bribery and mutual legal assistance.

Business Crime Defence 2018: Trends & Conclusions

The corporate crime landscape has continued to see the increased internationalisation of work, with many jurisdictions bolstering their anti-corruption laws and regulatory authorities creating stronger links with others around the world. Corruption cases have come back into sharp focus in the past few years with lawyers also highlighting fraud claims stemming from revenue investigations into high-net-worth individuals as a key source of work in the last year. As the demand for legal services in this field has risen, so has the number of practitioners, creating a competitive but incredibly busy market.

Recent Developments In Restructures Through Australian Schemes Of Arrangement


Dominic Emmett and Anna Ryan, Gilbert + Tobin

Developments In Competition Law In Australia In 2018

Dave Poddar

Dave Poddar, Clifford Chance The past 12 months have seen significant developments in Australia in the competition law area, in terms of both important policy developments and groundbreaking antitrust litigation. These cases have been brought either by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) or, where criminal cartels have been alleged to exist, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP). The significance of these developments has not yet been fully recognised. It is worth reflecting on both the legislative changes and the reform process that have brought them about. These legislative changes are an important background to Australia’s recent significant antitrust litigation, which has refocused the attention of the business community on the need to be in compliance with antitrust laws.

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