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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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£7m annual cost burden of Supreme Court

The proposed Supreme Court could cost as much as £7m per year to run, it was revealed this morning (November 16). Giving evidence to the Commons Constitutional Affairs Committee, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, said the current estimate for running and maintaining the UK’s top court is around £7m. The cost of maintaining […]

Linklaters adds to spurt of laterals with Lovells leveraged finance specialist

Freeman for its leveraged finance team. The magic circle firm has been on a leveraged buyout (LBO) roll of late, all thanks to its merry band of laterals: Nick Syson from Wilde Sapte, Gideon Moore from DLA, Stephen Lucas from Clifford Chance and now Freeman from Lovells. Linklaters adds to spurt of laterals with Lovells […]

BNP Paribas calls on Ozannes to create indices-based pension

Leading Guernsey firm Ozannes has played a crucial role in paving the way for client BNP Paribas to launch the first pension hedge. Ozannes corporate partner David Moore was brought in by BNP to redraft Guernsey’s insurance laws to enable life contracts to be written by reference to indices rather than by reference to life risk. […]

Lewis Silkin fights Hutchison’s corner in O2 bubble ad dispute

Lewis Silkin fights Hutchison’s corner in O2 bubble ad dispute” />Lewis Silkin has won Hutchison 3G as a new client with an instruction for the litigation team on the high profile ‘bubbles’ dispute, referred by Hutchison 3G’s advertising agency. Telecoms company mmO2 sued Hutchison 3G for trademark infringement after Hutchison used bubble imagery in a […]

Hard lines

The Government’s White Paper on defeating organised crime gives more power to prosecutors. Does it go too far? By Tim Owen QC and Alex Bailin The White Paper ‘One Step Ahead: A 21st Century Strategy to Defeat Organised Crime’ is a strange document. It announces the creation of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), which […]

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