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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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Field Fisher Waterhouse‘s (FFW) respected IT and IP team was reeling last week after two partners resigned on consecutive days. Senior IT/IP litigator Mark Lewis resigned for IBB Solicitors one day and respected patent litigator Jonathan Radcliffe quit for Nabarro Nathanson on the following day. An FFW spokesperson said: “The two resignations are not linked […]

McDermott hires ex-Italian ambassador to US

McDermott Will & Emery has sought to bolster its Italian presence with the hire of the former Italian ambassador to the US just months after its merger with Italian firm Carnelutti failed. The US firm has appointed Sergio Vento as a senior business adviser in its Rome office, McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato. […]

Christopher Arnull: KPMG (UK)

KPMG’s associate general counsel is delighted with the new limit on auditors’ liability, but with criminal sanctions before the Lords he has a lot to keep track of. By Joanne Harris

DWS contributes to landmark Rentokil decision

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has advised Rentokil on its landmark decision to freeze its final salary scheme. The move stops future accrual for the benefit of existing members of the scheme. It is the first time a FTSE100 company has taken this step. Previous examples of companies closing final salary schemes have only related to […]

Hammonds lawyer in Wada doping role

Hammonds sports head Jonathan Taylor has been picked as the only private practice lawyer on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) new legal working group. Taylor joins another six lawyers from around the world in the group, which will be responsible for examining the legal aspects of the proposed 2007 amendment to the World Anti-Doping Code. The group is to […]

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