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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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KWMSJB private equity partner Tim Wright exits for DLA

DLA Piper has hired one of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s top private equity partners, Tim Wright. Since joining legacy SJ Berwin in September 2004 from Clifford Chance, Wright has become one of the firm’s dominant private equity partners in the City alongside Steven Davis.  Wright is the latest in a string of exits […]

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Quartet of US firms line up for Bayer’s $14.2bn acquisition of Merck division

A raft of US firms, including Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Sullivan & Cromwell, have stepped up to advise on the $14.2bn acquisition of Merck’s consumer care business by Bayer. Merck’s winning bid trumped a number of rival bidders, allowing the German-based pharmaceuticals giant to acquire a range of household consumer products including […]

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In Christmas 2011, a member of our regulatory and professional discipline team, barrister Elizabeth Taheri, was drawn to the hype surrounding the Military Wives’ choir.  She was instantly hooked, remembering choirs she had been in during her school years Having previously considered joining a local choir, but been defeated or discouraged by trying to balance […]

Eversheds partner elected as vice-chairman of Geneva Bar Association

Eversheds partner Grégoire Mangeat has been elected as vice-chairman of the Geneva Bar Association Mangeat is a founding partner of Eversheds in Switzerland. His main practice area is litigation, mostly in white-collar crime, legal assistance and asset tracing. He assists and represents clients in national and international legal proceedings.

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Barclays loses Americas general counsel Crowl to UBS

Barclays’ managing director and general counsel for the Americas, Michael Crowl, has quit the bank to take up a similar post with Swiss institution UBS. As of 1 July, Crowl will become general counsel for the Americas and for the bank’s wealth management unit. He will also become a member of UBS’s legal executive committee. […]

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