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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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Law Soc and SRA in face-off over board selection

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Field Fisher predicts profit slump despite rise in turnover

Fisher Fisher Waterhouse has seen its turnover increase by 8 per cent during the 2008-09 financial year, but has warned that it is expecting profits to fall. The firm’s turnover for the year was £95m, up from £88m in 2007-08. Managing partner Moira Gilmour (pictured) put the revenue growth down to strong performance by the […]

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Opinion: BSkyB vs EDS: time to rethink IT services contracts

The English High Court is soon expected to issue a ruling on a complex and long-running dispute arising out of an IT ­services contract between BSkyB and EDS. Such disputes rarely reach the courts and this decision could set an important ­precedent, since among other things it will test the circumstances in which: (a) a […]

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Gibson Dunn prepares ground for Sao Paulo launch

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is gearing up to launch an office in Sao Paulo and will relocate one New York partner to Brazil. The US firm will transfer New York corporate partner Lisa Alfaro and one associate to launch the office, which is yet to gain approval from the Brazilian Bar. New York-based corporate partner […]

Yanks eye City tie-ups for Euro push

US mid players see downturn as opportunity to trawl UK for big fish. Julia Berris reports One of the upsides of the ­downturn for aggressively minded law firms is that it generates almost limitless possibilities if it is growth you are after.The opportunities for mid-tier firms to hire star partners or teams that would have […]

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