Pinsent Masons

Rodney White: Build back infrastructure

Rodney White suggests that Westminster and Holyrood should "step up to the plate" and fund infrastructure specifically for housebuilding projects.

Published 5 March 2021

Joanne Gillies: Banks can claim debtors’ PPI cash thanks to Court of Session ruling

Joanne Gillies, partner and insolvency disputes specialist at Pinsent Masons, discusses the impact of a ruling by the Court of Session allowing banks to claim debtors' PPI cash payouts. 

Published 29 January 2021

Pinsent Masons advises on landmark Scottish offshore wind project

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Edinburgh-based Red Rock Power Limited on the sale of 50% of the Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm development and subsequent joint venture with ESB.

Published 9 November 2020

Pinsent Masons: Mental health must continue to be top of agenda for financial services

Research carried out by Pinsent Masons has revealed a continued step-change in support offered to customers grappling with mental health concerns is likely as banks continue to ramp up measures to help consumers manage pressure on finances prompted by the pandemic.

Published 5 November 2020

Martin Devine: Glasgow’s ambitious growth plans get underway

Glasgow has raced out of the starting blocks in its bid to double the size of its city centre population over the next 15 years to 40,000.

Published 9 October 2020

Gillian Frew: New imperative for infrastructure businesses to tackle climate change

Construction companies, engineering firms and other businesses active in the infrastructure sector stand to lose out on funding, investment and major government contracts around the world unless they take a more active role in the fight against climate change.

Published 5 October 2020

Tom Nener: Counterfeiters cash in on coronavirus crisis

Tom Nener, legal director at Pinsent Masons, highlights the importance of protecting your brand as criminals take advantage of the pandemic.

Published 7 August 2020

Pinsent Masons: Scottish private equity funders to focus on more resilient IT and infrastructure sectors

Private equity funders are likely to focus their investments in infrastructure and technology companies in the short-term until the economic uncertainty caused by coronavirus dissipates, according to a new report from Pinsent Masons.

Published 15 June 2020

HMRC task forces collect £540m in extra tax revenue

HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) specialist ‘task forces’ have collected £540 million in extra tax revenue for the UK authority in the last financial year, according to research by Pinsent Masons.

Published 3 June 2020

Pinsent Masons: Executives warned of reputational damage over pay and bonuses during coronavirus pandemic

Company executives should expect to “share the pain” of COVID-19 market turbulence and avoid awarding themselves substantial bonuses or share awards.

Published 11 May 2020

Scottish insolvency teams brace for aftermath of corona crisis

Insolvency practitioners across Scotland are preparing for an upsurge of insolvencies stemming from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic which is likely to accelerate the demise of companies that were struggling in any event.

Published 4 May 2020

Pinsent Masons warns of corporate criminal risk as nine firms face investigation

Nine businesses are being probed by HMRC for potential breaches of the new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion, with 21 other potential cases under criminal review.

Published 12 February 2020

Pinsent Masons advises John Wood Group PLC on business sale

Pinsent Masons has advised Aberdeen-based John Wood Group PLC on the sale of its industrial services business to KAEFER, a technical services provider, for $104 million (£80m) and a further payment of up to around $14m (10.8m) pending achievement of agreed financial goals.

Published 6 February 2020

Beeks Financial Cloud CEO Gordon McArthur floats advice to Scottish IPO potentials

Scottish companies considering a listing will hear from a panel of experts on how it can work best for their business at an IPO dinner hosted by Pinsent Masons and EY.

Published 27 January 2020

Andrew Sackey: Corporate fraud crackdown is gathering pace

Andrew Sackey, partner and head of tax fraud investigation at Pinsent Masons, discusses the accelerating speed of the crackdown on corporate fraud.

Published 10 January 2020