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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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McDermott Latin American chief joins Garrigues

Garrigues has signed up McDermott Will & Emery‘s head of the Latin American region to its New York office. M&A expert Xavier Ruiz joins the Spanish firm as a partner. Prior to working at McDermott, Ruiz worked at Baker & McKenzie.

Careers: People

Taylor Wessing has expanded its Islamic finance practice with the hire of associate Mustafa Hussain, who joins from Stephenson Harwood. Pitmans has appointed a new solicitor to its commercial litigation team. Jonathan Durrant joins from Army Legal Services, where he was a solicitor. Manchester firm John Hardman & Co has made a trio of promotions. […]

Keeping mum

The benefits of more women reaching the boardroom were on display at St Stephen’s Club in Westminster last week, when recruitment business Veredus held a diversity seminar. Getting women on board was the subject, and the change in culture one of the themes. As one worthy gentleman speaker put it: “It’s noticeable and beneficial that, […]

Bryan Cave nabs nine from Katten

St Louis-based Bryan Cave has raided national rival Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman for nine attorneys for its Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles offices. St Louis-based Bryan Cave has raided national rival Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman for nine attorneys for its Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles offices. The five lawyers joining in DC and […]

Dechert finds home comforts – at last

Dechert London concluded its protracted search for new premises after finalising a deal to take up new offices at Times Square. The Philadelphia-based firm has finally signed a lease to take on 55,000 sq ft at Times Square, 160 Queen Victoria Street with an option to take additional space. The new office will accommodate 280 […]

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