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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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Glasgow-based law firm Thompson & Brown Solicitors has created a fully paperless office and drastically increased workforce productivity following its adoption of Rise’s DataCenter on Demand (DCoD) technology. Working with legal IT specialist partner Denovo to migrate its case management software to Rise’s cloud platform, the lawyers’ employees now have around-the-clock access to huge volumes […]

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The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) announced on 19 July 2013 that it has entered into co-operation arrangements with securities regulators from 26 European Union (EU) member states. This is welcome news as it means Bermuda funds can continue to be marketed to professional investors in these countries under national private placement regimes after 22 July […]

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Job Watch: Scotland

As the legal profession watches Semple Fraser call in the administrators and Dundas & Wilson reports a slump in net profit it is hardly surprising that the rumour mill is abuzz with talk of the Scottish market’s demise.  The region has certainly seen its fair share of turbulence. Frasia Wright, managing director of Frasia Wright […]

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