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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.


Freshfields breaks EU merger barrier

The UK competition team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has become the first to get a US merger cleared by Brussels since Mario Monti blocked GE-Honeywell.

Bevan Ashford banks on Theodores hire

Bevan Ashford has hired banking lawyer Andrew Smith (right) from Theodore Goddard to its banking unit in Exeter Bevan Ashford is understood to have been keen to boost its banking capability following a record year for the practice group. Managing partner Simon Rous said that, having handled more than £1.5bn worth of deals last year, […]

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