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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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A breach of the Mortgage Code of Business (MCOB) rules does not affect the underlying right to possession. This was the finding of the High Court in Thakker and another v Northern Rock (Asset Management) plc, in which the lender sought possession of Thakker’s property following an accrual of arrears. Thakker sought to defend (by […]

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HMRC has given the green light to a wave of capital calls at LLPs across the UK, but its much-anticipated updated guidance on the tax treatment of salaried members is still likely to give firms several finance-related headaches. Legal market tax specialists broadly welcomed Friday’s new guidance on HMRC’s rules, which were first unveiled last […]

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Three partners from Covington & Burling, Jones Day and Shearman & Sterling are to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London arbitration chief Constantine Partasides QC and ex-partner Jan Paulsson to launch an arbitration boutique. Covington & Burling London partner Gaetan Verhoosel, Shearman & Sterling Todd Wetmore from Paris and Jones Day’s Luke Sobota, currently based in […]

Walker Morris teams up with Bloom for social media management seminar

Walker Morris has teamed up with Bloom to run a series of breakfast seminars to discuss the issues and opportunities surrounding the management of brands in a digital age. On 1 April 2014, Dominic Burch, head of social media at Asda, and Sam Brown, digital marketing manager at Goal, will discuss the challenges they often […]

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