Executive Matters
Issue 1

Bonus disputes

April is the time of year when most staff receive their annual bonus. For many, a bonus payment represents a significant and essential part of their remuneration.

A duty of responsibility: The impact of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime and its extension

In March 2016, stringent new rules governing the approval of individuals working at banks, building societies, credit unions and large investment banks and insurers came into force.

Senior executives under pressure in the cut-throat world of modern reputations

In today's world, when a company does something wrong, the braying public demand to see a senior head roll. After the Volkswagen PR disaster, CEO Martin Winterkorn knew he had to go.

Buying property at auction - do your homework

As with any type of property purchase, it’s important to think carefully before buying at auction, especially in light of some recent legal developments. Julia Dowdall, an associate at Mishcon de Reya, explains.

Acquiring luxury assets – buyer beware!

Art, classic cars and antiquities are acquisitions that can be driven by connoisseurship, beauty, reputation, desire and investment.

April 2017 changes to the taxation of non-doms

On 6 April 2017 we saw significant changes to the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals ('non-doms'). The key changes included the extension of UK inheritance tax ('IHT') to all UK residential properties and a new rule that applies to non-doms who have been resident in the UK for 15 of the previous 20 tax years and who will now be treated as UK domiciled for all tax purposes.