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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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Metro Bank kicks off review of lending and securities panel

Metro Bank general counsel Sally-Ann James has kicked off a review of the bank’s biennial lending and securities panel, which is set to finalise next month. This is Metro Bank’s first review of its lending and securities panel since the panel was established in December 2012. It is understood that the bank intends to select […]

Ogier announces appointment of business and trust law partner Matthew Shaxson

Ogier is expanding in Jersey with the recruitment of partner Matthew Shaxson from Mourant Ozannes. He joins the business and trust law team, bringing with him extensive knowledge of mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sector, including working with Ogier on the management buyout of its fiduciary business. Other notable deals where Shaxson has been […]

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Global Litigation Top 50 targets investigations

Heads up: the research for this year’s The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50, which ranks the world’s largest litigation practices by revenue, is just about to get under way. This annual report into a market dominated by US firms details the moves made by disputes practices – and the leading in-house teams – in one […]

Eversheds bolsters tax team with appointment of new London tax head

Eversheds has appointed established funds and real-estate tax lawyer Cathryn Vanderspar as the new head of its London tax team. Vanderspar joins the firm from Berwin Leighton Paisner, where she has been a tax partner for more than 16 years. Her experience covers unauthorised and authorised funds and listed vehicles (including REITs) across the various asset classes, including […]

Arendt & Medernach founding partner becomes IIFA board member

Claude Kremer, one of the founding partners of Arendt & Medernach, was elected to the board of directors of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) at its annual meeting in Canberra on 21 October 2014. According to the law firm, Kremer has dedicated his professional life to investment funds and is one of the top […]

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