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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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McDermott adds 29 to partnership in US and Europe

McDermott Will & Emery is the latest US firm to announce partner promotion with 29 lawyers across 11 offices and 9 practice group making the cut to partnership. The appointments will take effect on 1 January 2012. The number entering partnership dwarfs that of US rivals Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Sullivan & Cromwell who […]

Confidence slumps among City partners as euro crisis continues to worry

A total of 70 per cent of partners working in City firms are less confident in the market in 2011 than they were in the two previous years according to a survey carried out by recruiters Nicholas Scott. The survey cites the ongoing eurozone crisis and banks tightening their grip on lending as the reason […]

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Lateral hires in Hong Kong highlight market optimism as the jurisdiction repositions itself as an offshore Rmb centre. Yun Kriegler reports The past year for the Hong Kong legal market has been characterised by a high level of partner mobility. So far this year, more than two dozen partners have made a move between firms […]

Lessons learnt from the first anti-bribery act case

Within months of the Bribery Act 2010 coming into force, the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) has secured the first ever conviction under the Act.  On 18 November, Munir Patel, a magistrates’ court clerk who pleaded guilty in October to soliciting and receiving a bribe of £500 for removing motoring offences from official records, was handed […]

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