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Commercial awareness - what's it all about?

Law firms want their lawyers and their trainees to have commercial awareness so they can relate to the needs of their clients. This means that you need to know what's going on in the business world. The Burning Question is a weekly article written by a leading firm designed to get you thinking about the commercial issues that the modern lawyer must contend with. Click here to find out more.

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Previous questions

Controversial tax: base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) - written by Taylor Wessing

Why did people get so upset about the levels of UK corporation tax paid by Amazon, Starbucks and others, and what is being done about it?


Nominee-heavy share registers: a threat to shareholder democracy - written by Taylor Wessing

Do nominee-heavy share registers weaken engagement with shareholders?


Russian economic sanctions: the implications for businesses - written by Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP

What is the impact of economic sanctions being placed on Russia on clients in the United States, European Union and Japan?


Impact of Consumer Contracts Regulations on refund of ancillaries - written by Addleshaw Goddard

What rights do airline carriers have to refuse the refund of fees paid for ancillaries purchased as an accompaniment to a flight booking that has been cancelled?


Teckaled pink: the growing popularity of Teckal companies - written by Addleshaw Goddard

What are Teckal companies and why are they attractive to local authorities, among others?


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