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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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Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has lost finance star Christopher Kandel to White & Case, leaving the firm with no partner-level leveraged finance capability. The bank debt specialist joined Cadwalader’s London office in 2002 from Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. Prior to that, he was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers. His departure from Cadwalader follows […]

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US attorney-generals gang up on WTO gambling ruling

Attorney-generals from 29 US states have expressed serious concerns about the impact of the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) landmark ruling on internet gaming. In a letter sent last month to the US Ambassador to the WTO, the attorney-generals call for the US to take the unprecedented step of withdrawing the gaming sector from the country’s commitment to the […]

Freshfields storms Barclays panel

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has landed a place on Barclays’ general advisory panel after the conclusion of the banking giant’s review of external legal advisers. The appointment is a coup for Freshfields as it narrowly missed out on winning a place on the coveted panel when it was last reviewed in summer 2003. The magic circle […]

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