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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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Adam Farrer from No5 Chambers acts for HSE in care-home company prosecution

In November 2014, Adam Farrer from No5 Chambers acted for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the prosecution of a care-home company (a charity owning 15 care homes) at Cardiff Crown Court. The case concerned a fatal accident that saw a 92-year-old female resident of the Brocastle Manor Care Home fall 7m from her […]

Online sales critical to Christmas retail period, says Eversheds

James Batham, head of the retail sector at Eversheds, has commented on the importance of Black Friday to the Christmas retail period. Batham said that retailers will be hoping to end 2014 on a high with a strong Christmas trading period, which starts on Black Friday this week. He noted that while only recently introduced into […]

Khaitan & Co advises ECL Finance on IPO of unsecured non-convertible debentures

Khaitan & Co has advised ECL Finance in relation to the initial public offering (IPO) of unsecured subordinated redeemable non-convertible debentures (NCDs) for approximately $66.5m (£43m). According to the firm, ECL Finance is one of the leading systemically important non-deposit-taking NBFCs, focused on offering a suite of secured corporate loan and retail loan products that are customised […]

The continuing attraction of Hong Kong for China’s law firms

Beijing-headquartered firm Han Kun Law Offices has opened a base in the special administrative region of Hong Kong, becoming the latest in a line of PRC firms to do so. Having formed an association with local IP firm Choy Cheung & Co , Han Kun has sent corporate partner Dafei Chen to the region to […]

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