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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.


InBev lines up CC, Linklaters and Sullivan for panel

InBev, the world’s largest brewing company, finalised its first-ever global panel review last month. Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Sullivan & Cromwell were the firms still standing. They will have first bite of the company’s annual E30m (£20.67m) legal spend and are already working on their first mandates. InBev global general counsel Sabine Chalmers, who joined […]

Hammonds partners reaffirm Crossley strategy

Hammonds partners have returned from their biennial partners’ conference optimistic for continued improvement. The firm’s entire international partnership met in Cannes on Friday and Saturday (9 and 10 June) to discuss Hammonds’ new strategy and how to implement it. Managing partner Peter Crossley said that the partners were “very pleased” with the conference, adding: “This […]

Walker Morris pushes its PEP past £600K mark

Walker Morris pushes its PEP past £600K mark” />Walker Morris has broken through the £600,000 average profit per equity partner (PEP) barrier for the first time, with turnover and profit rises of 5 per cent. The Leeds-based firm is estimating that PEP will hit £605,000 this year, up from £575,000 in 2005, while turnover is […]

Bar Council calls for major changes to Legal Services Bill

The Bar Council will call for three major changes to the draft Legal Services Bill today (8 June) as it gives evidence to the joint committee scrutinising the new legislation. The Bar wants the committee to consider the powers of the Legal Services Board (LSB); the arrangements for complaints handling; and the cost of the […]

A&O advises on landmark funding source for charities

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised on a landmark capital markets deal that the firm says provides a “big step” in creating a funding source for charitable organisations that does not rely on receiving donations. The magic circle firm, led by securitisation partners Christopher Bernard and David Shearer, acted for Morgan Stanley as arranger on […]

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