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Advice Note: Winning through Mediation

Client:
n.a.
Practice Area:
Litigation
Members Involved:
Charles Russell LLP

When to mediate? Can mediation be successful at an early stage of litigation? Is it necessary to have formal discovery or informal exchange of materials before undertaking to mediate?

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AEL Employment SIG - Briefing Note - Netherlands

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Practice Area:
Employment
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Please see attached briefing note on the Netherlands from member firm:

http://213.146.148.77/docs/AEL_EmpSIG_-_Netherlands_Briefing_-_January_2010.pdf

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Charles Russell Advise on Storm Model Agency Deal

Client:
Storm Model Agency owners Sarah Doukas and Simon Chambers
Practice Area:
Corporate
Members Involved:
Edward Hoare, Tarlochan Lall, Hamish Perry, Sarah Henderson and Duleep Sahni.

City firm Charles Russell has advised Storm model agency owners Sarah Doukas and Simon Chambers on the sale of an initial 51% shareholding in the model agency Storm to CKK, the NASDAQ-listed global entertainment company behind Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment, and the joint venture agreement regarding the shared ownership.

Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment is one of the most successful entertainment organisations in the world, having created and produced hit television properties including "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," and with its relationships and partnerships with some of the biggest names in sports, music and fashion, including David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Claudia Schiffer, and world tennis No.3, Andy Murray.

Storm is a leading model agency which represents an international roster of clients that includes Kate Moss, Lily Cole and Carla Bruni.

The Charles Russell team was led by corporate partner Edward Hoare and was supported by tax partner Tarlochan Lall, corporate associate Hamish Perry, and solicitors Sarah Henderson and Duleep Sahni. CKX UK Holdings Ltd was advised by Field Fisher Waterhouse.

Corporate partner Edward Hoare said, “Having advised Storm in the past it is great to see the company become involved with one of the world’s biggest artist management firms. This instruction continues to demonstrate the breadth of our corporate practice.”

Recent Press Releases

French finance laws, main changes for corporations

Client:
-
Practice Area:
Corporate Tax
Members Involved:
Romain Pichot

For fiscal years ending as from 31 December 2013, the rate of the additional contribution to corporate income tax paid by companies whose turnover exceeds EUR 250m increases from 5% to 10.7 % bringing the global tax rate to 38%.

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Is France a Tax (Credit) Heaven?

Client:
-
Practice Area:
Corporate Tax
Members Involved:
Romain Pichot

The adoption of the Finance Act for 2013 and the third Amending Finance Act for 2012 have been perceived as causes of decline in investments in France. May we prove that it is not so bad with three examples of tax credits that France has to offer?

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The 75% Tax : it (likely) does not concern you

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Practice Area:
Corporate Tax
Members Involved:
Romain Pichot

French President François Hollande announced on 27 March 2013 a new proposal of its 75% tax on the highest income, following the French Constitutional court strike down of the first proposal. It continues to make the headlines in France and outside of France. Whilst many seem to have an opinion on the opportunity and purpose of the tax, few should be paying it.

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