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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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GLA recruits Sutton Council’s legal chief

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has hired Sutton Council legal chief Fiona Ledden as head of law and procurement. Ledden replaces Thelma Stober, who left the role last August after less than a year in office. Ledden is due to join the GLA at the end of March, until which time interim legal chief Charlie […]

Growth areas in the Australian market

During 2007, Australia’s corporate legal market provided significant revenue and profit growth for the major law firms, despite the “top-end” Australian legal market being generally regarded as mature. Work levels were close to capacity, while most firms faced significant people challenges, including recruitment and retention in a very tough demand market, particularly at the senior […]

William Hill defends itself over punter’s gambling debt

Bookmaker William Hill is up in the High Court today (20 February) facing charges that it allowed a punter to run up debts of over £2m. Greyhound trainer Graham Calvert is claiming that William Hill breached its duty of care by allowing him to accrue a £2.1m gambling debt over a six month period. Calvert […]

World beaters

As Latham’s and Skadden’s $2bn performances show, the future is global. So which firms’ strategies will be the ones to lift them into the hierarchy of the new world order? Last Monday (11 February) The Lawyer revealed that both Latham & Watkins and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom had passed the $2bn (£1.03bn) revenue […]

Chilean bank, ISDA to open up derivatives market

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) is working with the Central Bank of Chile to open up the jurisdiction’s derivatives market with a new ‘master agreement’. The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) is working with the Central Bank of Chile to open up the jurisdiction’s derivatives market with a new ‘master agreement’. The […]

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