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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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IBA pushes for non-US lawyers' taskforce

The International Bar Association (IBA) has recommended the creation of an international taskforce to represent global views on the new Sarbanes-Oxley rules for the regulation of non-US lawyers The recommendation was put to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Roundtable on Attorney Conduct last month by Stephen Revell, a member of the council of […]

Taylor Wessing lawyer becomes HR director

Taylor Wessing has redeployed employment partner Jonathan Croucher (left) as director of HR after his decision to quit the law. Croucher’s role is newly created following the firm’s decision last September to split the leadership of its HR function in two. Margaret Mannell, previously director of administration and HR, has become partnership director, with responsibility […]

Martineau Johnson scoops three new contracts

Three education clients sign up Birmingham-based firm Birmingham based Martineau Johnson has won three new clients in the further education sector. The firm has won competitive tenders to provide legal services to Barnsley College in South Yorkshire and City of Bath College in Somerset. It has also been chosen by the Pershore Group of colleges […]

Clifford Chance targets US litigation with Merrill Lynch hire

Associate general counsel Schieren to join Benedict’s securities defence team Clifford Chance has underlined its relationship with key client Merrill Lynch by hiring its associate general counsel into its New York office.George Schieren, a securities litigator, joins the firm after 20 years at the investment bank. He was formerly a member of Merrill Lynch’s executive […]

Linklaters in construction reshuffle

Linklaters is set to shift its UK construction department into real estate and projects as the firm continues to refocus on core, high-end clients The firm has confirmed that three out of the four partners in construction will become part of the real estate group. The remaining construction partner Simon Burch will be subsumed into […]

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