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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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Kemp Little launches patent litigation practice

Technology firm Kemp Little has launched an IP litigation practice with the hire of a senior associate from White & Case. Paul Garland joins the firm as a partner in mid-April and will advise the firm’s technology clients on patent litigation and trade mark portfolio management. Senior partner Richard Kemp said: “We did a strategy […]

Iona? I own her

Rumours reached Tulkinghorn last week that Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer old boy Tim Emmerson has been on a mission to poach lawyers from his former firm, with Will Lawes’ group particularly in his sights. So far, sources reveal, Emmerson has had no success. However, he has at least succeeded in making what in truth is probably […]

Aussie firm becomes world’s first to float

Australian firm Slater & Gordon is set to become the world’s first full-service law firm to float on a stock exchange. The firm issued its prospectus on 2 April. The offer period will run from 11 April to 27 April, with the firm hoping to raise around A$35m (£14.41m). A week before the IPO some […]

Former Sony legal chief bags new role

The former senior vice president of legal and business affairs at Sony BMG, Alasdair George, has joined niche media and entertainment advisory and investment group Edge. George left Sony BMG last year to launch his own consultancy (The Lawyer, 30 October). He joined Sony Music in 1994 as business affairs manager from London firm Compton […]

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