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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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Never one to follow the crowd, elite UK firm Slaughter and May is bucking yet another trend by investing in its Asia practice. As we revealed in this year’s The Lawyer Asia-Pacific 150, international firms have been reassessing their positions in the region, holding back on expansion while local independents have been going for growth. […]

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Clifford Chance’s new corporate chief has named private equity dealmaker Jonny Myers as private equity co-head alongside Oliver Felsenstein. New global corporate head Guy Norman appointed Myers to co-lead the group a month after stepping into the top role in May. It is the third major corporate leadership change in as many months, following the […]

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Mirna Lalic-Milanovic, in co-operation with Karanovic & Nikolic B&H, has been elected as the president of the board of governors of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Bosnia & Herzegovina. As president of the board, Lalic-Milanovic will lead AmCham in its advocacy activities and initiatives and is committed to supporting the improvement of the […]

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