The fight is on to attract business away from London. But what should banks be thinking about when deciding where to move?
Analysts expect Chinese investors to continue to buy into the United Kingdom, despite uncertainties surrounding Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
Kamal Rahman is a Partner in Mishcon Private and is Head of the Immigration Group. Her work covers Investors, exceptional or complex nationality applications, economic citizenship, rights under European law and family related immigration.
Summer feels like it is already here. Given the upcoming electoral calendar the political temperature will also likely rise.
It might only be a procedural step but this week marked another important pre-Brexit negotiations milestone. The Council of Ministers’ General Affairs Council (GAC) formally approved its Brexit “negotiating directives”, the final procedural hurdle ahead of the start of negotiations proper.
Not long ago, when protesters crammed Seoul’s streets holding candles to demand the ouster of scandal-rocked President Park Geun-hye, a ruling party politician sneered: “Candles are just candles. Eventually, wind will blow them out.”
Mrs May alone can explain her motivation for calling an early election. Rumours and speculation abound about her precise reasoning but a general consensus on her prime motivation seems to be: reinforcing her legitimacy to deliver Brexit.
The UK has always had a love/hate relationship with France. But when it comes to May’s Brexit Britain, that distinguished honour might soon be usurped by Poland.
Nick Doffman is a Partner at Mishcon de Reya and he heads up the firm’s Real Estate department.
Shanghai boasts Asia’s tallest tower, the world’s fastest train and its busiest sea port. The distinctions point to its emergence as a world-class city powering China’s rise.
One thing we learnt from Brexit and Trump in 2016: corporations and investors would be wise to have a healthy dose of scepticsm when looking at pre-election polling statistics.
If 2016 was annus horribilus for the EU, is 2017 looking like it might be any better? The prudent pundit would not touch that question with a barge poll. The saying goes “a week is a long time in politics”. These days a week is an eon.