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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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Where’s the best place to go to find out what’s really going on in the office? Our local pub The ­Boardroom. What was your first-ever job? Working for a month in a sawmill – extremely hard and dusty work. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? Accepting a town cheque on a completion instead […]

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Honey for nothing, kudos for free

It is not actually a secret that there is a ­beehive on a rooftop in Middle Temple Gardens, but few of the barristers and staff who work ­nearby seem to know about it. On my way up to visit the hive with Middle Temple head ­gardener Kate Jenrick, a resident ­barrister, spotting the bee-smoker in […]

Isles apart

Stephen Moverley Smith QC examines some recent cases involving fund investors’ redemption rights that reveal a BVI-Cayman split In the middle of the last decade it was all the rage to invest in exotic hedge funds that often speculated on a global basis in distressed companies, distressed debt and developing technologies. The vehicle of choice […]

Reed Smith kickstarts Paris IP practice with former Howrey hires

Reed Smith has become the latest firm to pounce upon the remnants of failed firm Howrey, taking two partners to launch a Paris IP practice. Marina Cousté and François Jonquères join Reed Smith along with three other lawyers. The duo joined Howrey from boutique firm Cousté & Cousté in May 2005, launching the US firm’s […]

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Field Fisher Waterhouse hires ex-ICO man for data protection push

City firm Field Fisher Waterhouse has boosted its data protection practice with the appointment of Mick Gorrill, former head of enforcement at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). City firm Field Fisher Waterhouse has boosted its data protection practice with the appointment of Mick Gorrill, former head of enforcement at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Gorrill […]

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