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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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The choice of Hiscox and Omega to redomicile in Bermuda highlights major problems for Lloyd’s. By David Lines The announcements by Hiscox and Omega that they plan to redomicile their respective headquarters to Bermuda have shocked the London market, even after Catlin’s similar move in 1999. Much of the recent focus has been on Hiscox, […]

London bags one in Sullivan partnership promotions

White shoe firm Sullivan & Cromwell has elected eight associates to the partnership. The newly elected partners, effective 1 January 2007, include London EC competition specialist Juan Rodriguez, who joined at the end of 2000 from BP, where he was EC antitrust counsel. The firm’s New York headquarters promoted litigators Jeffrey Chapman and Stacey Friedman, […]

Top draw

Tulkinghorn would like to pass on thanks from this page’s regular cartoonist Fran Orford. Sharp-eyed readers may have spotted that for the past month or two the cartoons have been available for sale, with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. The cartoons are still for sale, but so far Fran has raised £2,500 for […]

Small change

Amendments to the Cayman Islands’ mutual fund laws may not have the reach that many in the industry were anticipating. By Remo Dalimonthee It has long been known that the Cayman Islands was to amend the legislation governing its investment funds industry. But the precise details of the likely legislative changes have only recently been […]

CPS dispenses with preferred sets and introduces barrister grading system

Barristers will be graded on performance as part of a radical plan by the London arm of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to increase the value for money it gets from its advocates. On 1 April 2007 the current system of giving work to preferred barristers’ chambers will be replaced by a list of graded […]

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