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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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RBS deputy GC Collins promoted to top job as Campbell steps down

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has promoted its deputy general counsel, John Collins, to the role of chief legal officer following the retirement of Chris Campbell. Campbell retired at the end of 2014 after almost five years as the bank’s head of legal. He took up the general counsel role in 2010 on the […]

Walgreens Alliance Boots reorganises top legal line-up in wake of merger

This week newly-merged Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed former Alliance Boots legal counsel and chief administrative officer Marco Pagni as executive vice president (VP) and global chief legal and administrative officer of the combined business. Pagni was appointed group legal counsel and chief administrative officer of Alliance Boots in 2007 and promptly moved to consolidate […]

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Latham jumps on northshoring bandwagon with Manchester business services office

Latham & Watkins has become the latest in a string of firms to launch a business services office, announcing plans to open in Manchester later this year. The office will complement the firm’s existing global services office in Los Angeles as part of a longer-term strategy to grow its support capabilities in Europe. Manchester will […]

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