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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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Fraud expert Bueno quits Littleton

Littleton Chambers is losing one of its top commercial silks less than six months after hiring him. Antonio Bueno QC, who was head of chambers at 5 Paper Buildings before joining Littleton at the beginning of the year, is leaving. Renowned for his banking and commercial fraud expertise, Bueno is disciplinary tribunal chairman of the […]

Cleary Gottlieb bags tripartite media merger

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has scooped the first transatlantic media superpower merger by working on the Vivendi – Canal Plus – Seagram deal. The $100bn (£66bn) cross-border merger between the three media powerhouses covers three jurisdictions. Vivendi and Seagram used separate firms in France, the US and Canada while Canal Plus used Cleary Gottlieb […]

Flotation

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton represented the Swedish Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communication, acting for the Kingdom of Sweden, on an offering of shares in national telecoms company Telia AB. Partner Sebastian Sperber led a team of two on the deal. Sullivan & Cromwell acted for Telia AB while Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & […]

Flotation

Allen & Overy is advising Credit Suisse First Boston as global co-ordinator, book-runner and sponsor on the proposed flotation of Carphone Warehouse. Corporate partners David Wootton and Helen Harrison are leading a team of 22 on the deal. Ashurst Morris Crisp and Olswang are advising Carphone Warehouse.

Freshfields moves CC to Canary Wharf

Freshfields has scooped the work on Clifford Chance‘s City desertion – the first time it has worked on a major deal for its rival. The global firm, which spends nearly £40m each year on property costs, is abandoning its Aldersgate office in favour of one million square feet at Canary Wharf. It is understood the […]

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