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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 […]

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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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Stagnant US turnover fails to dissuade UK giant from trying to plunder American riches While Linklaters’ global revenue fell by 8 per cent in 2009-10, its US turnover remained flat at around £70m, according to the firm’s US co-managing partner Larry Byrne. The US market has been a ­notoriously tough nut to crack for the […]

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Greed is good?

The news reported exclusively today by The Lawyer that the top 30 largest UK law firms saw their total revenue fall by half a billion pounds last year has unleashed a storm of protest on our website. In particular it’s the additional twist that, for many firms, average partner profits rebounded sharply last year. In […]

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