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Singapore attracts 23 licence applications

Singapore’s Ministry of Law has confirmed that 23 foreign law firms have applied for the Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licence following the two-month window for applications, which closed on 31 August. DLA Piper, Jones Day, K&L Gates and Watson, Farley & Williams are among the firms lining up to bid for a lucrative licence. […]

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Grant Shapps – the legacy

Promoted to Chairman of the Conservative Party, Grant Shapps is now leaving his role as Minister of State for Housing and Local Government. In office – and before – he has been a vigorous promoter of change In a time of National Austerity there can be no doubt that unpopular policies must be implemented. But […]

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