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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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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that £200,000-a-year stripper Nadine Quashie was an employee of Stringfellows club, paving the way for her unfair dismissal claim against the club. Old Square Chambers John Hendy QC was instructed at the EAT by Bindmans partner Shah Qureshi to lead Tooks Chambers’ Catherine Rayner for Quashie. Cloisters’ Caspar Glyn […]

Blog: Offshore Technology Conference – Day 2

Scale continues to be the theme as we get into the Texan way. Great speech from Matt Fox EVP at Conoco Phillips, where he discussed the scale thatnow exists in unconventional gas and the seismic changes there. Tuesday May 1st, 10:00 GMTBob Ruddiman, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Pinsent Masons He tossed in some […]

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2Birds beefs up venture capital team with BLP hire

Bird & Bird has hired a private equity partner from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) in a bid to develop its venture capital practice. Geraint Lloyd, who joined BLP as a partner from Osborne Clarke in 2003 (16 June 2003) and later headed the firm’s venture capital team, will join Bird & Bird as a partner […]

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