By Paul Stockley, Oliver Abel Smith and Dougall Molson
As banks taper lending to oil and gas projects amid a wider push for "sustainable investments", Fieldfisher energy specialists Paul Stockley, Oliver Abel Smith and Dougall Molson consider how fossil fuel companies can contribute to the sustainability agenda.
The UK government's draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2019 spells out HMRC's plans to extend IR35 compliance obligations to end users in the private sector. Since its publication, familiarity and anxiety with IR35, also known as the 'off-payroll working rules', has escalated rapidly. Matthew Sharp, tax specialist at Fieldfisher, answers some of the questions that have emerged from greater awareness of the proposed legislation.
By Stuart Carter, partner and head of oil and gas at Fieldfisher
Private equity's lean machines are demanding a shake-up of traditional legal service delivery – particularly in the margin-sensitive oil and gas sector. Stuart Carter, head of oil and gas at Fieldfisher, looks at how law firms are responding to the market's changing needs.