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The week on eprivateclient: Deloitte, Farrer & Co, Macfarlanes, Mishcon de Reya and more...

12/01/2018 Will Sidery

A look at the top stories on eprivateclient this week…

Monday

Trust Corporation International's Andréa Daley-Taylor looks at why more than three years after FATCA was introduced “Accidental Americans” are still providing a steady stream of activity for private client lawyers and fiduciaries

Tuesday

Macfarlanes announces that current senior partner Charles Martin is to retire in 2020 at the end of his fourth term in the role with private client specialist Sebastian Prichard Jones lined up to succeed him

Law firm Mishcon de Reya launches a new project examining the far reaching privacy and data protection implications of CRS and the Beneficial Ownership Registers with the firm aiming to build support for legal proceedings through crowd funding

Wednesday

2017 eprivateclient Top Accountancy Firm Bishop Fleming names Andrew Sandiford as its new managing partner as part of “planned enhancements to the management structure of the business”

International law firm Winston & Strawn grows its presence in the Middle East with a recent expansion of the firm’s office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

Thursday

A company director from Wales, who set up fake businesses and sent bogus invoices between them as he attempted to steal more than £140,000 in tax, is jailed for 18 months after an investigation by HMRC

Friday

Farrer & Co appoints its first director of tax with the well-known law firm poaching Andrew Watter from rivals Irwin Mitchell

Deloitte becomes the latest accountancy firm to turn its hand to offering legal advice. The firm has applied for an alternative business structure (ABS) and will offer managed services, such as automated document review and contract management, and consulting services

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