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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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For most in-house lawyers, a high level of involvement with a thriving start-up would be enough. MetLife’s Stephanie Fuller, however, also manages to squeeze in some Ironman training. For most lawyers a day in the office is gruelling enough. But Stephanie Fuller – MetLife Group UK’s head of legal and compliance – somehow manages to […]

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Mayer Brown London senior partner Sean Connolly claims that “a merger isn’t plan A” for his firm after formal talks with Simmons & Simmons broke down. The firm’s executive partner, Jeremy Clay, said the firm had been approached by Simmons and, despite its attitude towards a merger, agreed to talk with the firm. “There are a lot […]

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Pannone managing partner succeeds Kingsley as senior partner

Pannone has handed its managing partner Steven Grant the role of senior partner with immediate effect, following the departure of previous incumbent Joy Kingsley for smaller firm JMW. Grant takes up the role after an uncontested election. He was due to step down as managing partner at the end of this year, after he announced […]

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The list of Collins Solicitors’ biggest cases over the past 15 years reads like a litany of UK disasters – from rail crashes such as Ladbroke Grove and Paddington, to environmental dramas such as Buncefield and ­Motherwell via toxic waste cases, Collins was there. The firm was set up by former high street lawyer Des […]

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