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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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Herbies set to reveal its post-‘Blue Sky’ thinking

Herbert Smith is poised to release the results of a far-reaching strategic review ’imminently’, according to sources close to the firm. Dubbed internally as ’Project Blue Sky’, the review was launched around the start of the year. The strategic overhaul is separate from the 12-month review of the firm’s systems and efficiency levels that is […]

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