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EIS relief is only available to individuals who subscribe for shares in their own name or though a nominee as you will read in note 1.2 here. I cannot understand why the shares were issued to a company by a company that has clearly investigated the qualifying criteria for accepting EIS investments. You could try to claim the relief and say that your brother-in-law's company is a nominee for you but I cannot see HMRCaccepting that. All I can suggest is you go back to the company which issued the shares and ask them to reissue the certificates.
I hope this helps but let me know if you have nay further questions.
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