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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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Eversheds pensions head becomes London senior partner

Eversheds pensions head Anthony Arter has been named as the firm’s next London senior partner. Eversheds_150.jpg” /> Anthony Arter Arter replaces Cornelius Medvei who steps down after three years as senior partner. Arter takes up his post on 1 September and will continue as head of pensions. Arter said: “London is the flagship for Eversheds’ […]

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2Birds seals alliance with Chinese IP firm

Bird & Bird has formed an alliance with Beijing IP boutique Xiang Kung Law Firm, with the aim of strengthening its contentious capabilities in China. This is only the second international alliance formed by the expansionist UK firm, which has grown massively over the past few years via office launches. Earlier this year Bird & […]

Battle for the Sky

Rupert Murdoch, or more accurately his son James, has decided to close The London Paper, the free paper usually found carpeting the floor of the capital’s tube stations. Sad news for those who just can’t get through the day without the latest news of Amy Winehouse losing it or Britney Spears’ latest hair style. Be […]

Weil Gotshal London hires A&O tax partner

Weil Gotshal & Manges has hired an Allen & Overy tax partner to bulk up its London office. Brenda Coleman Partner Brenda Coleman will start in her new role in mid-September. Weil London head Michael Francies said: “Our London corporate tax team, led by Sarah Priestly, has played a central role on a wide range […]

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