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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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Snow joke for panel lawyers

The last time a high street bank slashed its conveyancing panel, one objector launched a Government e-petition. The argument against HSBC was that slashing the roster of firms that can advise on its residential property sales from thousands to 43 was harsh on homebuyers in far-out locations who now have to travel to the nearest […]

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Pay-off lines

Everyone needs a pension, but the issues surrounding the development of pensions legislation are varied and complex How important is the move towards auto-enrolment in pensions? James MacKenzie, group legal manager, Aegon: Auto-enrolment will be a once-in-a-generation game-changer for UK pensions. For the first time, every eligible employee will ­become a member of a worksite […]

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Dewey unveils incentive scheme to stem partner exits

Dewey & LeBoeuf is planning to roll out an incentive plan to keep partners that would see the embattled US firm distribute profits over the course of several years. The firm – hit by 47 partner exits since the start of the year – is understood to be considering an option of paying out distributions […]

Squire Sanders set for Singapore launch with licence approval

Squire Sanders has secured a licence from Singapore’s Attorney-General’s Chambers for its launch in the Lion City. The firm’s Singapore office will be headed by Ignatius Hwang, formerly the Singapore managing partner of Bryan Cave who joined the firm in February 2012 (16 February 2012). He will be supported by a team of three lawyers, […]

Freshfields adds Asia partners from Allens Arthur Robinson and Milbank

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has boosted its energy and infrastructure practices in Asia with partner hires from Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Gavin MacLaren, a partner at Australian firm AAR’s Melbourne office, and Mark Plenderleith, a partner at Milbank’s Tokyo office are both set to join Freshfields. MacLaren, who focuses on […]

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