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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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The Lawyer European Awards: the winners

German titan Noerr carried off the title European Law Firm of the Year last night at a sparkling ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House in an evening that shone the spotlight on emerging talent across the Continent. Noerr, which was the clear winner in the German category, carried off the European accolade after judges praised its […]

Fieldfisher lives up to Dublin promise with local merger

Fieldfisher has launched in Dublin through a strategic merger with a local firm, the latest step in its geographic expansion across Europe. The opening sees the UK firm partner up with Irish firm McDowell Purcell, with the office officially opening doors in early May. The local firm, which houses 16 partners, is led by managing […]

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Signature boosts Paris offering with SocGen litigation hire

Signature Litigation has made its first partner hire in Paris since opening in January by hiring a former litigation general counsel from Société Générale. The firm has recruited Nicolas Brooke to its new office, with Brooke becoming the fourth partner in the fledgling Parisien operations. He will join the firm on 20 May, focusing on […]

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McDermott ups the ante in City disputes with WFW hire

Watson Farley & Williams’ disputes head is leaving for McDermott Will & Emery, as the US firm states its ambitions to expand its litigation team in the City. Andrew Savage has led WFW’s disputes practice for more than a decade, joining the partnership in 2004 having arrived at the firm fours years earlier from legacy […]

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Who was on the shortlist for The Lawyer Awards 2019?

The full shortlist for The Lawyer Awards 2019, in association with Travelers, has been released, celebrating the best of private practice, in-house and the Bar.   This year, over 60 judges from across the industry debated entries from law firms, companies and barristers chambers. Our judging panel includes BT general counsel Sabine Chalmers, Rosenblatt CEO Nicola […]

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