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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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Projects

Trowers ties up Middle East ‘blueprint’ double TROWERS & Hamlins is riding a record year for its Middle East practice, closing two landmark deals in Saudi Arabia and Libya within a week. The firm advised the winning consortium to provide Saudi Arabia’s first private water and power project, the $2.5bn (£1.41bn) Shoaiba project. Allen & […]

Goodwill hunting

When a partner retires from a partnership, goodwill is required on both sides, but does a firm have the power to enforce it? By Clive Greenwood One of the most valuable assets of a partnership is its goodwill, and one of the essential elements of any well-drafted partnership agreement is the protection of that goodwill […]

DWF implements new management structure

North West firm DWF has revamped its entire management system. The firm has appointed HR group head Andrew Leaitherland as the firm’s first managing partner, at the same time as disbanding its former management board in favour of implementing a new strategic team. Senior partner Jim Davies continues in that role, although his day-to-day operational […]

Bedell Cristin continues growth with Guernsey launch

Jersey firm Bedell Cristin will launch its fifth office when its opens in Guernsey in April. The new operation will be headed by corporate specialist Mark Helyar, who joins from local firm Babbe Le Pelley Tostevin. It will focus on financial services including banking, corporate finance, securities and investment funds. Richard Gerwat, managing partner of […]

Pub grubs

News reaches Tulkinghorn – anecdotally of course – that although Cadwalader lawyers are said to be massively aggressive over the negotiating table (who on earth could they be trying to emulate? wonders Tulkinghorn) they are actually lovely chaps in the pub. The answer, surely, is do the deals in the Dog & Duck. Just a […]

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