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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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Luthra introduces lockstep to aid growth

Indian firm Luthra & Luthra has introduced a lockstep system as it prepares itself for rapid growth. The introduction of a ­lockstep is aimed at moving partner remuneration away from team-based performance in favour of firmwide results. The system is likely to have 12 steps, while ­exceptional performers will be able to progress by 1.5 […]

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If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been? I’m not a lawyer and am thankful for small mercies. Andrew Manning What was your first-ever job? Paper boy. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? As a trainee chartered ­surveyor my worst ­experience and best ­experience was discovering I didn’t actually want to […]

Rio Tinto outsources legal work to India

Mining giant Rio Tinto has embarked on an outsourcing project that will see part of its internal and external legal needs outsourced to India. A dedicated team of 12 lawyers provided by outsourcing company CPA Global will carry out contract reviews, drafting, legal research and document review work on Rio Tinto’s behalf. It is estimated […]

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Apple goes rotten for CC as NY litigation team falls apart

It is mass exodus time at Clifford Chance New York. Eight months ago, and a year after the UK-headquartered firm laid off a handful of structured finance associates, it embarked on its first major round of layoffs in the US. When it was over, 20 litigation associates had gone. Things have since gone from bad […]

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