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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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OFT appoints new GC

The Office of Fair Trading has promoted former Slaughter and May lawyer Frances Barr to the roles of general counsel and head of legal profession at the watchdog. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has promoted former Slaughter and May lawyer Frances Barr to the roles of general counsel and head of legal profession at […]

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Eastern promises

Who’d want to live in the Middle East? Not quite enough of you, it would seem. On paper it should be an easy sell. Work in London is dropping off and the growth is overseas – what better protection from all those redundancies masquerading as performance reviews? What’s more, competition for partnership in the City […]

Clydes switches to merit-based pay

Clyde & Co has shaken up its pure lockstep to a three-gated remuneration ­structure based on merit. The ;firm’s ;previous ­system began with 46 ­profit-sharing units and ended with 100, supplemented by a 5 per cent performance-related element. The new system, however, sees ­partners move through gates every three years, reaching plateau within 10 years. […]

5 Raymond Buildings quartet don gloves for Ricky Hatton libel fight

Four barristers from 5 Raymond Buildings (5RB) have been fighting it out in the Court of Appeal after Random House sought to defend itself against ­proceedings brought by boxer Ricky Hatton’s former promoter Frank Warren. The publisher had been looking to overturn three previous rulings by the High Court to strengthen its defence before a […]

Shearman appoints Euro finance head

Shearman & Sterling has appointed structured and ­leveraged finance partner Clifford Atkins to head the firm’s European finance group, taking over from Anthony Ward. Ward will step down from 1 August to focus on his posts as London managing partner and member of the global policy committee.

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