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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 […]

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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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City firm lands Hollywood instruction

Richards Butler has scooped a glamorous new client Following a referral from his US lawyer the firm won work from director Rob-ert Altman and the producers of the film Gosford Park.Partner Barry Smith advised Altman on all UK production issues, including negotiating artists’ contracts with stars such as Dame Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren and […]

Blake Lapthorn hires new head of insolvency

Blake Lapthorn has hired partner Nick Oliver from niche London commercial practice Moon Beever to head its insolvency and business recovery team in London Oliver has advised insolvency practitioners, banks, multinational companies, HM Customs & Excise and the Inland Revenue. He was also instrumental in a new initiative with the Insolvency Service to take civil […]

Top Brunei lawyer accused of 'threatening' behaviour

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Holding council

Newham’s Gifty Edila was a one-council woman, that is until Kensington and Chelsea swept her off her feet with the offer of a new challenge. Jennifer Currie reports Gifty Edila had just returned to the office after a holiday in St Lucia when she received a phone call. “I was being head-hunted,” the newly appointed […]

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