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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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Fire forces CC to evacuate Moscow office

Clifford Chance has been forced to take up alternative accommodation in Moscow due to its office building catching fire. While nobody was injured and the Clifford Chance office itself remained undamaged by the fire, which took place last Friday (6 April), the firm’s office was affected by water damage to the fabric of the building. […]

2-3 Gray’s Inn takes on community care trio

2-3 Gray’s Inn Square has appointed Bryan McGuire, Kelvin Rutledge and Sian Davies to work on housing and community care matters. Head of chambers Mark Lowe QC said: “The synergies between our existing members and our new ones will give us extra strength and depth in providing the best possible level of support to our […]

IRS puts Jenkens out of its misery with demand for the firm’s closure

Two lawsuits in the course of five years proved too much for Jenkens & Gilchrist to bear, and the Texan firm closed its doors for the last time on 31 March after 56 years of operation. The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed that it had settled its tax fraud case with Jenkens for $76m […]

Vinson secures lead role as EMGS float makes a splash in Norway

US firm Vinson & Elkins has acted on one of Norway’s most popular IPOs so far this year, the $1.6bn (£809.54m) flotation of innovative oil services company ElectroMagnetic GeoServices (EMGS). Vinson acted for the company and its selling shareholder, private equity house Warburg Pincus. Although Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer traditionally has close ties with Warburg in […]

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