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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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What is it with Texas firms and the City? One word: energy. In recent months the UK’s energy market has become one of the hottest sectors in town. In January Bracewell & Giuliani relaunched its London office with the hire of Simmons & Simmons energy specialist Julian Nichol, a move that was shortly followed by […]

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Among the bills announced by the Queen in her opening of this year’s parliamentary session, two have been introduced to enable the progression of the HS2 railway project, one (carried over from the previous session) is designed to reform the electricity market and a further bill intends to do the same for the water industry. […]

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