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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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Eversheds, Hogan Lovells, Links capture prison PFI instructions

Eversheds, Hogan Lovells and Linklaters have acted on the £415m ­Belmarsh West Prison PFI ahead of Government plans to cut the £4bn prisons budget. The deal, which was signed last week, is the first to be awarded to an alliance of private and voluntary ­sectors. The Serco-led ­consortium, advised by Hogan Lovells, also ­included voluntary organisations Turning Point and Catch22. Construction work on the Category B prison, […]

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CC advances global plan with Norman’s Dubai swap

Clifford Chance corporate partner Guy Norman’s imminent move to Dubai, announced by the firm last week, is the latest in a string of relocations that has served to underline the firm’s ­international strategy. Norman’s move is ­significant for a number of reasons. Having been a prominent figure for ­Clifford Chance on the thick end of its major M&A work […]

Howrey launches in Düsseldorf with hire from local firm Bardehle

US firm Howrey is to launch a Düsseldorf office after hiring a partner from one of Germany’s top IP boutiques. Christoph Lenz, who heads the Düsseldorf office of Bardehle Pagenberg Dost Altenburg Geissler, will lead Howrey’s newest outpost, which is scheduled to open in September 2010. The new office will focus on IP, particularly patent […]

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