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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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Taylor Wessing continues French growth with former LeBoeuf Paris head

Taylor Wessing has boosted its French corporate offering with the hire of LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae’s former Paris managing partner Alain de Foucaud. De Foucaud is the firm’s 18th French partner, joining Taylor Wessing after a decade with LeBoeuf. He was co-managing partner of the US firm’s Paris office from its foundation in 1995 […]

Morgan Lewis raids US rival for recruits

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has ramped up its English law capability by raiding the London office of US competitor Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) to launch its first UK employment capability. Simeon Spencer joins Morgan Lewis as a partner to head the new UK labour and employment law group. He moves across from the London office of […]

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