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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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Bird & Bird in hiring frenzy for global growth

Bird & Bird is hiring international partners at a rate of more than one a month, the latest being the appointment of Araoz & Rueda finance partner Andres Lorrio. Lorrio joins the Madrid office as head of banking and finance for Spain. His hire is part of the firm’s plan to grow its foreign offices […]

Eversheds gives panel training

Eversheds is turning the tables on its clients with a training course on how they should manage their panels. The news comes two years after Eversheds was berated by client Honda for its “superficial” relationship skills. It seems to have learnt some lessons, with recent client wins including Axa, Cooperative Group and Akzo Nobel. Client […]

BAE leak intensifies govt court battle

Confidential and legally privileged material belonging to the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) has been leaked to BAE Systems, ahead of CAAT’s court battle with the government. On the advice of its legal team, CAAT yesterday made an application to the High Court to reveal the source of the leak. The Court has directed […]

Lobby groups slam Legal Services Bill

Three legal lobby groups have joined forces to send a briefing paper slamming the Legal Services Bill to every member of the House of Lords. In an unprecedented move, The Legal Action Group (LAG), Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) and Sole Practitioners Group (SPG), the three main bodies representing high street firms and their clients, […]

Skadden picked as Ford listens to offers for Aston Martin

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s London office has scooped its first-ever mandate to advise Ford on its multimillion-pound disposal of the Aston Martin luxury car range. The New York heavyweight’s City arm landed the role thanks to Ford’s longstanding relationship with Skadden in the US. The team is being led by London-based corporate partner […]

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