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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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Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Al Khabeer Capital on the formation and launch of the Alkhabeer US Real Estate Income Fund. The fund, which is Shari’a compliant and aims to raise $70m (£42m), will acquire and operate income-generating commercial real estate in the US. Dechert acted as international counsel to Alkhabeer Capital and the […]

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The accountants are coming…

The big auditors are targeting the legal sector again, and this time the mid-market had better be prepared The accountants’ previous assault on the legal market might have turned out to be a bit of a damp squib, but this time around law firms could really have something to worry about. With PricewaterhouseCoopers’ legal arm […]

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Time for action on data security

A recent Microsoft case in the US highlights the lack of clarity over data security, and European businesses need to take note. In late April, the US authorities issued, via a New York court, a search warrant to Microsoft seeking the release of emails and data belonging to one of its customers, even though the […]

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Kirkland hires Weil banking star Stephen Lucas

The London office of Weil Gotshal & Manges has been the apple of many a US firm’s eye in the last 12 months. After losing a three-strong private equity team to Shearman & Sterling and its star tax partner Brenda Coleman to Ropes & Gray, the firm now faces its highest-profile partner exit yet – […]

Khaitan advises Piramal Enterprises and IndiaReit on formation of debt fund platform

Khaitan & Co has advised Piramal Enterprises Ltd (India) (PEL) and IndiaReit Fund Advisors in relation to formation of a debt fund platform with initial aggregate size of $500m (£300m) where each of PEL and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board committed $250m. The fund will provide rupee debt financing to residential projects across India’s major […]

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