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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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A duo of former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partners have teamed up to launch a Berlin-based boutique law firm. Hans-Michael Giesen and Alfried Heidbrink will launch their firm, Giesen Heidbrink, on 1 March. The pair were both partners at Freshfields and its legacy firms. Giesen left in 2008 to join independent Görg, while Heidbrink moved to […]

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Outward bound

Lusophone Africa has become a second home for Portuguese lawyers hit by the country’s economic woes, with cross-border alliances key to work streams Portugal is well-known for its ability to serve as a gateway to other ­jurisdictions around the globe. Egged on by current local economic woes, firms are taking steps to launch ­activities overseas […]

Move On Up: Bristows

All-equity, a hugely consistent growth strategy and plenty of female partners Bristows, one of the UK’s last ­remaining all-equity, pure lockstep partnerships, is distinguished by its impressive consistency in recent years. Much of the firm’s success can be attributed to its reputation for ­handling contentious and non-­contentious IP work. In 2007-08 the firm scooped three […]

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