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EMI Options: Approval granted

By Ben Watson As mentioned in our previous update, the tax reliefs associated with Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) options are technically a form of state aid and therefore require approval from the EU Commission.  Two days before the deadline of 7 April 2018, HMRC announced that the UK had failed to renew its EU state aid […]

Avoid World Cup marketing own goals this summer

By Jo Pritchard The 2018 FIFA World Cup is to shortly kick off in Russia. Amidst the excitement, it is important to remember a few key dos and don’ts for any planned marketing campaigns. With a global audience of more than 3 billion, it will be tempting to capitalise on the football fever with World […]

Independent review of building regulations and fire safety

The catastrophic events of the evening of 14 June 2017 which led to the tragic loss of 71 lives at Grenfell Tower has cast a spotlight on the system relating to the design, construction and maintenance of high-rise and complex buildings. In the wake of the disaster, the government announced an independent review of building […]

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Fees for expertise

News that the Law Society has hiked the cost of practising certificates by 18.6 per cent will have incensed many in the public sector (see story). Local authorities have long campaigned for an exemption or, at least, a reduction in the fee, which is charged to all working solicitors. Now, cash-strapped councils will have to […]

Final decision in Lords strikes a blow to litigation funding sector

The House of Lords marked its last day of existence yesterday by handing Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) a victory when it struck out a multi-million pound claim against its client Moore Stephens. The eagerly awaited judgment in Stone & Rolls (in liquidation) v Moore Stephens (auditors) was handed down by Lord Phillips of Worth […]

Arcus uses Lovells for Babcock buy

Lovells has been instructed by Arcus Infrastructure Partners on its purchase of failed ­company Babcock & Brown’s €2.2bn (£1.9bn) European ­infrastructure fund. Lovells corporate partner Steven Bryan led the team working on the deal, with help from corporate partner Ben Higson and funds partner Eric Jamieson. Banco Espirito Santo Investment ­provided financing for the deal, […]

Norton Rose Singapore buoyed by City, HK gains

Norton Rose has boosted its Singapore practice by relocating two partners to the country. Jill Gauntlett London corporate ­partner Jill Gauntlett has already moved to the office, while Hong Kong-based finance partner Yu-En Ong is to relocate shortly. Ong is both Hong Kong and ­Singapore-qualified. Norton Rose was one of six international firms handed licences in ­December to […]

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