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Portugal: National ocean strategy

The Portuguese government has issued a Council of Ministers Resolution approving the 2021-2030 National Ocean Stratgy, a programmatic document governing ocean-related political actions and enshrining the government’s commitment to protect the ocean and ensure the sustainable development of its many opportunities.

Councils – don’t lose the right to charge CIL

In a recent case, a series of events meant that a council was prevented from charging CIL. The case of R (on the application of Trent) v Hertsmere Borough Council [2021] acts as a useful reminder of the steps that need to be taken.

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US Top 50: Three firms still have no female partners in London

Gender diversity at US firms in the UK has improved significantly over the past five years despite several still having no female partners in their London offices, The Lawyer can reveal. The promotion and recruitment of senior female lawyers has led to a more balanced ratio of male and female partners at many of the […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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DWF revives Singapore operations with new association

DWF is looking to practise again in Singapore one year after it closed its local office as a result of the pandemic, as well as expanding into South Africa. The listed business is reopening via an association with local firm Eldan Law, almost one year after it shut its local outpost and retreated from other […]

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