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Co-founder Paul Sutton shares some personal insights from his day-to-day work, providing a look behind the scenes at LCN Legal.

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Invitation to Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Transfer Pricing Seminar: The Increasing Importance of Intercompany Agreements – Thursday 21 June 2018

I would like to invite you to join an exclusive morning seminar at Thomson Reuters’ London headquarters in Canary Wharf on Thursday 21 June. Click here to register. The focus of the seminar is Intercompany Agreements for Transfer Pricing compliance, and sharing market insights as to how multinational groups can ensure that their Intercompany Agreements …
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For Mental Health Awareness Week

As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week, today I’m not going to write about corporate structures or intercompany agreements or joint ventures or personal effectiveness. I’m not even going to share one of those ‘how to’ lists for reducing stress in the workplace or achieving a better work/life balance. I want to celebrate all the listeners, who …
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The ‘Steve Jobs’ strategy for Transfer Pricing agreements

We recently hosted a private discussion group for heads of tax, heads of TP and CFOs of multinational groups. The focus was on intercompany agreements tor TP compliance. One view, which appeared to be shared by many, was that lawyers often get in the way of effective group structures and transfer pricing agreements. This was not due to any lack of diligence …
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Maintaining intercompany agreements: If you rest too long …

To my shame, the grounds of Chateau Sutton are living proof of the Jim Rohn quote “If you rest too long, the weeds will take the garden.” We’ve been without a gardener for a while, and it seems that a mini forest of horse chestnut saplings has grown up in the front garden. Luckily we’ve lined up a new gardener, called Jake, who is ginger-haired …
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How to find your mission

I believe that a lot of people struggle with the idea of ‘mission’ – or lack of it – in their lives. It’s probably why corporate mission statements attract so much derision. We as human beings always bring the quickest and harshest criticism to those faults in others, that we’re most ashamed of in ourselves. I thought you would like these …