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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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This one is going out to Derek Scriven, who joined Google’s growing in-house team from Goldman Sachs. What Scriven will be doing at Google, who he reports to, even his start date, is top secret. Google refused to give out any details whatsoever. This is all thanks to head office policy. No information outside a […]

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Blair forced to launch inquiry into miners’ compensation scandal

The Government has been pressurised into launching an investigation into law firms allegedly exploiting sick miners under the coalminers’ compensation scheme. Labour peer Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract’s final report on the conduct of firms handling claims under the compensation scheme lambasts them as “greedy lawyers” and has led to a Government inquiry. In his report, […]

Too little too late? Slaughters plays catch-up in the private equity race

True to form, Slaughter and May is king of the boardroom this quarter. The firm is advising Alliance Boots on the £11.1bn management buyout backed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR); MyTravel on its merger with Thomas Cook; and it started 2007 with a bang, advising Corus. No wonder average profit per equity partner (PEP) is […]

Travers takes MBO role for promethean

Travers Smith has closed its third deal for private equity firm Promethean Investments, which was set up by Lovells just over a year ago. The fund has bought a 30 per cent stake in the Enterprise Group’s management buyout (MBO), amounting to £8.5m, under the advice of Travers Smith corporate partner Paul Dolman, senior corporate […]

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Herbies makes moves to boost Dubai

Herbert Smith is strengthening its Middle East presence with one partner transferring from Paris and another two set to move across in the summer. The firm opened its Dubai office under former Norton Rose partners Nadim Khan and Zubair Mir in March. While their focus is on finance, the firm has moved Paris-based international projects […]

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