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A fast-track for beautiful developments?

The Government has published its long-awaited white paper on planning reform, which seeks views on 24 proposals. In this legal insight we look at the key areas that have been targeted for reform.

Cayman Islands administrative fines regime for insurance licensees

By Rob Humphries The Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (the “Amendment Regulations”) came into force on 26 June 2020. The Amendment Regulations serve to amend Schedule 1 of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) Regulations (2019 Revision) (the “Fines Regulations”) and extend the scope of the fines which may be levied by the Cayman […]


Ius Laboris alliance takes on Seyfarth as first US member

Chicago-based employment specialist Seyfarth Shaw has become the US member of the Ius Laboris international alliance With the inclusion of a US firm among its list of members, the alliance for the first time has broadened its reach beyond its European heartland.Ius Laboris was established in January last year and has doubled the number of […]

Loyens shores up London with partner relocation

Benelux firm Loyens & Loeff has boosted its London office by relocating a second partner to join the office on a full-time basis Corporate partner Bas Vletter has moved from Rotterdam to run the practice with tax consultant Marc Klerks. The office has 14 other fee-earners. Vletter specialises in structured finance and capital markets work […]

Life support

James Oury has spent his career in efforts to save the lives of death row prisoners, but he wants to be known for more than just being a life-saver Over the years, James Oury has been up close and personal with several death row killers – and yet here he is looking scared of little […]

MEPs ditch Euro IP court for national alternative

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are trying to water down a strongly centralised EU ‘community patent’ system that would grant jurisdiction over disputes to a new EU intellectual property court The European Parliament’s legal affairs committee is calling for national courts to be given the job.The move should dismay the European Commission, which has […]

Vinge boosts UK connection

Swedish law firm Vinge is boosting its UK regional relationships having acted on a referral from Halliwell Landau Vinge advised on the acquisition of Swedish games developer 42-Bit AB by Warthog. It is the first time that Halliwells has undertaken any activity in Sweden.Vinge corporate partner Peter Oscarsson, based in Malmo, first came accross Halliwell […]

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