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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 […]

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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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Simmons loses four partners, 17 lawyers to DLA Piper

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Muted response to Budget from legal community

Lawyers have greeted Alistair Darling’s last Budget before the general election with a lukewarm response, believing his plans to further tax the City smack of electioneering electioneering. In today’s Budget speech the Chancellor said he will look to implement an international “systemic risk tax” on financial institutions as well as trailing a raft of anti-avoidance […]

Bakers and Mayer Brown advise on sale of lottery operator to Canadian pension fund

Baker & McKenzie and Mayer Brown have hit the jackpot after landing the advisory mandates on the agreement to sell National Lottery operator Camelot to the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan (OTPP). Mayer Brown acted for the group of Camelot shareholders, which include Kraft Cadbury, Fujitsu and Royal Mail. The team was led by corporate partners […]

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