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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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It’s hard to imagine bearded gentlemen slouched at bars in pubs around the country, gently stroking beer bellies, taking much interest, but Eurocrats are soon to insist that they are at least informed of the nutritional content of their pints. EU regulations covering the provision of food – including alcohol – information to consumers will […]

RPC scraps NQ salary for merit-based system

Remuneration – always among the trickiest topics and one that tends to be contentious for any lawyer from their very first day in the office. Are trainee lawyers paid too much? Is £100,000 for a newly qualified (NQ) lawyer – a la Davis Polk – way over the odds? Since 2008 most firms have been […]

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Hogan Lovells agrees South African merger with former Eversheds ally

Hogan Lovells has confirmed it will merge with full-service South-African outfit Routledge Modise on 1 December. Routledge Modise is expected to relaunch as Hogan Lovells in early 2014. The Johannesburg-based office consists of 120 lawyers, including 40 partners, and specialises in corporate and commercial, litigation and dispute resolution, energy, mining and employment, with clients such […]

Regulatory risk update: online sales restrictions under scrutiny of European Antitrust Authorities

Competition authorities in Europe are clamping down on restrictions or bans on online sales, especially sales over internet platforms such as Amazon and eBay. As a general principle, the EU Commission considers that every distributor must be allowed to use the internet to sell products (Vertical Guidelines). However, in the case of third-party internet platforms, […]

Favourable IRS ruling for US taxpayer on application of US-Cyprus tax treaty

By Eric D Ryan and Anil John Kalia In a recent internal legal memorandum (ILM), the IRS concluded that a US individual was entitled to treat dividends received from a Cypriot holding company with no Cypriot ownership as qualified dividend income (QDI) and is thereby eligible for reduced US income tax rates. Cyprus, a member of the […]

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