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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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Deringer for Beringer?

Although those in the running for the managing and senior partner posts at Allen & Overy (A&O) have vowed to run a clean election fight, the firm’s other partners seem to be leaving nothing to chance in making sure that outgoing senior partner Guy Beringer will not run again. Although those in the running for […]

Question of trusts

Sharia trusts’ use of forced heirship rights tends to fragment share ownership down the generations, in some cases sparking disputes. Toby Graham advises on what to watch out for. Trust and family disputes are on the increase. In particular, there is some vulnerability within sharia trusts – although there are ways in which these risks […]

Heller Ehrman revenue drops after string of settlements

West Coast-based US firm Heller Ehrman has followed New York’s Cadwalder Wickersham & Taft as the second US firm to record a drop in revenues and profit in 2007. Heller’s turnover dipped 2 per cent to $491m during the last financial year while average profit per equity partner dropped slightly from $1.035m to $1m. Heller […]

Linklaters launches Dutch insolvency team with Simmons hire

Linklaters has launched a restructuring & insolvency practice in the Netherlands with the hire of a Simmons & Simmons partner. Corporate recovery lawyer Paul Kuipers joins Linklaters’ Amsterdam office today as counsel from Simmons’ local office. Global head of restructuring & insolvency Tony Bugg said: “We are seeing an increasing demand for restructuring & insolvency […]

Arrow escape

Norton Rose is apparently very happy living next to London mayor Ken Livingstone’s City Hall offices by Tower Bridge. So much so that the firm held a family fun day in the summer. Norton Rose is apparently very happy living next to London mayor Ken Livingstone’s City Hall offices by Tower Bridge. So much so […]

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