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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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Clifford Chance to cap payouts to ex-partners

Clifford Chance is considering cutting annuities for former partners in an attempt to save a further £12m as part of its cost-cutting programme Clifford Chance to cap payouts to ex-partners” />Chief operating officer David Childs kickstarted the annuities debate at the partnership retreat in Paris on 3-6 March. Currently, retiring partners are entitled to 20-35 […]

Herbies steers RAC through acquisition by Aviva

Herbert Smith has scooped its first instruction from the RAC as the motoring insurance group announced last week that it will be acquired by Aviva. Partners Anthony Macaulay (left) and Caroline Goodall are advising the RAC on the £1.1bn deal. Charles Randell at Slaughter and May is acting for Aviva, a longstanding client of the […]

Nauta helps Sara Lee see off the BEUC

Nauta Dutilh has won a victory for consumer products giant Sara Lee against the European Consumers’ Organisation (BEUC) in a Dutch court. Litigation partner John Allen, supported by just one associate, acted for Sara Lee to prove that its air fresheners did not pose any health risk. Sara Lee launched proceedings after claims made by […]

Nauta drops Rotterdam private client practice

Dutch heavyweight Nauta Dutilh is splitting with its Rotterdam-based private client team as the firm continues to pursue its corporate-focused strategy. Dutch heavyweight Nauta Dutilh is splitting with its Rotterdam-based private client team as the firm continues to pursue its corporate-focused strategy. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (10 March), the two-partner, five-fee-earner team will establish a new […]

Deutsche to ask law firms for rebates

Deutsche Bank is looking at introducing a system of rebates in a bid to slash its external legal spend The Lawyer understands that Deutsche is considering various fee structures as part of a global review of its external legal advisers, with the rebate system currently emerging as the most popular. The bank also considered the […]

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