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Amendments to permitted development rights for new homes

On 1 August changes to the current permitted development regime will be introduced. These will assist in meeting housing demand, whilst ensuring that conversions to residential use provide adequate natural light.

The restructuring review 2020: Switzerland

In the latest issue of “The Restructuring Review”, Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili provide an overview of the special features of Swiss restructuring law, taking into account the latest legislative developments due to COVID-19.


SJ Berwin and Dundas picked as fund advisers

SJ Berwin and Dundas & Wilson are set to benefit from a new £350m fund created by investment house Matrix Securities and Bank of Scotland to target higher-yielding properties The fund is designed to capitalise on the current hunger among private buyers for top-quality property investments.Matrix director Rob Randall said that the new fund would […]

McDermott takes lead role on E1.7bn Schmalbach takeover

McDermott Will & Emery has acted on the e1.725bn (£1.1bn) takeover of global packaging company Schmalbach-Lubeca, a longstanding client. Although the sale involved assets in more than 30 jurisdictions worldwide, McDermott’s London office had a pivotal role, providing more than half of the lawyers and coordinating the European aspects of the deal.Schmalbach is a plastic […]

Mover and shaker

Ever felt like you were a character in a Harold Pinter play? Kathryn Hobbs did when she met Cadwalader’s London senior partner Stephen Mostyn-Williams When I arrived at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s new offices on the Strand, senior partner of the London office Stephen Mostyn-Williams was engaging in cheery banter with The Lawyer‘s photographer and […]

Mugged by mail

On your average working day, Tulkinghorn would be delighted to receive the latest news from Kingsfords Solictors, but not this time – and through no fault of the firm.It had nothing to do with the fact that the news was not especially exciting, pertaining to two partner promotions (yawn); it was more that Tulkinghorn had […]

Breaking through German lines

Are US firms in Germany too cautious for their own good? Vanessa Pawsey asks whether their strategies are paying off According to rumblings along the banks of the Main, the German economy is picking up. It is still too early to say for sure, but an air of optimism is definitely creeping back into the […]

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