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Permission in principle – growth, renewal, protect

The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.

Setting aside company transactions involving Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies

Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.

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Kennedys enters into formal association with Canadian firm

Kennedys has entered into a partnership with Canadian insurance firm, Dolden Wallace Folick. The association with Doldens takes the number of Kennedys’ offices, associations or co-operations around the globe to 63. This is the firm’s first association with a Canadian firm and follows the US merger three years ago with Carroll McNulty & Kull. At […]

Apple

Freshfields successfully appeals EU decision for tech giant Apple

EU judges have reversed a European Commission decision, which ordered Apple to pay back €13bn in taxes to the Republic of Ireland. The €13bn penalty in 2016 was the largest ever fine handed out by the commission. It found that for almost 25 years Apple benefitted from illegal state support from Ireland that distorted competition […]

Barrister of the week: Blackstone Chambers’ Stephen Nathan QC

Stephen Nathan QC‘s five-decade career has taken him from Saturday shifts as the libel lawyer at The Observer to most recently challenging Saudi Arabia over mass piracy allegations. The Blackstone Chambers‘ silk has been advising beIN Media Group as part of its long-running dispute with the Saudi government, culminating in a landmark ruling recently handed down […]

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