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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 […]

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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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Stephenson Harwood and Lord Pannick to take Tchenguiz litigation to ECHR

Stephenson Harwood has instructed Lord Pannick QC on behalf of Robert Tchenguiz to go before the European Court of Human Rights in the latest stage of a long-running legal battle against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and accountancy firm Grant Thornton. Blackstone Chambers veteran Pannick is set to argue that the businessman’s right to a […]

MP report accuses MoJ of playing catch-up with civil legal aid reform

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Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic expands to Slovenia with local hire

Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic has opened an office in Slovenia, extending its coverage across the states of the former Yugoslavia. The firm has hired partner Marko Ketler from local firm ODI Law to head up the new venture, and is planning to increase the size of the office to around five lawyers over the […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 03 February 2015

Popular beat artist Robin Thicke made headlines last year with a really very catchy tune and some really very unfortunate lyrics. We looked them up for the purposes of this email and quite apart from the sexism, there are some crimes against language in there. “In a hundred years not dare, would I / Pull […]

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