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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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A brief’s moment in crime

Tony Soprano used his lapdancing club; Mickey Blue Eyes sold paintings. But in real life money laundering is much bigger business. And as highlighted in our feature this week (page 22), there are growing suspicions that organised crime is targeting arbitration to wash its dirty cash. Surprised? You shouldn’t be; big crime can always find […]

Dechert bulks up in Frankfurt with Fried Frank hire

Dechert has raided rival US firm Fried Frank to bolster its newly-opened Frankfurt office, picking up partner Sven Schulte-Hillen. Schulte-Hillen was previously managing partner of Fried Frank in Frankfurt, having founded the office in 2004. The hire follows Dechert’s January 2012 announcement (17 January 2012) that it was opening in the city to build on […]

Case of the week: Insolvency

In the matter of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) [LBIE] (in administration) and in the matter of the Insolvency Act 1986;(2012) UKSC 6; Supreme Court. Lord Hope (Deputy President), Lord Walker JSC, Lord Clarke JSC, Lord Dyson JSC, Lord Collins JSC. 29 February 2012 The Supreme Court considered three issues concerning the meaning and application of […]

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Met Police unveils slimmed-down panel after cost-saving review

The Metropolitan Police has taken an axe to its external legal panel in a cost-cutting move that has seen nine firms exit the roster. Capsticks, Clyde & Co, Michelmores, Plexus, TLT and Weightmans are the six firms to win places on the panel, which has been slashed from 13 at the last review. The Lawyer […]

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Clifford Chance’s Charlton arrested over Hong Kong car crash

Clifford Chance Asia managing partner Peter Charlton was arrested last Thursday following a road accident in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Chinese-language newspaper Ming Pao was first to report the collision, which occurred around midnight on Thursday 9 March. According to Ming Pao, Charlton was driving a Jaguar sports car after having consumed more than three […]

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