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Beijing’s bid to join mega trade pact

Beijing’s bid to join mega trade pact Written by Li-Ann Chin, associateEdited by Iain Gibson, associate partner 22 September 2021 Good morning, Last Thursday, headlines were made when the US, Australia and the UK announced a controversial trilateral security pact, Aukus, designed to counter the rise of China’s influence in the Indo-Pacific region, according to anonymous …

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Tax the rich?

Tax the rich? Written by Li-Ann Chin, associateEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner 16 August 2021 Good morning, It has been a big week in politics in both the UK and the US. Wonder Woman or Wicked Witch – depending on which side of the US two-party system you speak to – congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, also …

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An M&S less in Paris

An M&S less in Paris Good morning, Written by Rebecca Smithson, researcher Edited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner 14 September 2021 While living in Paris last year, I was always drawn in by the occasional M&S like a homesick moth to flame, staring longingly at the English breakfast blend and crumpets. What could be more British than M&S, …

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Keeping up with the Kryptocurrencies

Keeping up with the Kryptocurrencies Written by Li-Ann Chin, associateEdited by Kevin Pringle, partner 10 September 2021 Good morning, For those who don’t remember Fyre Festival: it was the most talked about festival experience of 2017, but not because anyone had any fun there. On the contrary, the ill-fated Bahamas-based luxury music event never happened. The organisers had paid high-profile personalities, the likes of Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Hailey …

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Trials and tribulations

Trials and tribulations Good morning, Written by Rebecca Smithson, researcherEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner 9 September 2021 Any week in which two major terrorist attacks dominate daily headlines is grim, but the small mercy is the retrospective nature of these stories. Not only does Saturday mark the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in …

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Mamma Cathie takes on China

Mamma Cathie takes on China Written by Li-Ann Chin, associate Edited by Scott Reid, associate partner 24 August 2021 Good morning, Newsflash, celebrity fund managers are back in business. Meet Cathie Wood, superstar fund manager and founder of Ark Invest, a US-based investment firm notorious for its focus on meme-worthy investments in companies that generate little …

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Creative carbon accounting

Creative carbon accounting Written by Katie Armour, senior associateEdited by David Gaffney, partner 23 August 2021 Good morning, Boris Johnson is accustomed to being called a liar. It’s happened so often you have to wonder if it still stings.   This week the source of the slur was climate campaigner, Greta Thunberg. She told Sky News she was “really hoping we will stop …

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All eyes on the panopticon

All eyes on the panopticon Written by Tom Gillingham, associate partnerEdited by Kevin Pringle,  partner10 August 2021  Good morning, Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start with global news. Amid the surging firestorms and floods of climate change, or the slow horror of lingering Covid, it’s almost inevitable that some stories fly under the radar.  It seems surprising …

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