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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.


White & Case targets high-yield work with New York partner hire

White & Case is launching a major push on high-yield work with the appointment of its first full-time New York partner in the practice. Jonathan Cahn trained at New York’s high-yield powerhouse Cahill Gordon & Reindel before departing 18 months ago for King & Spalding.Now he is joining White & Case to spearhead the firm’s […]

A&O gives leg up to NY M&A capability

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) New York senior partner Dan Cunningham has ramped up the office with the hire of a top-rate M&A team. Cunningham, who joined the firm in April from Cravath Swaine & Moore, has raided White & Case, Vinson & Elkins and Unilever to add a team of four partners. All four previously […]

Real estate

Think property practices in the South West and the top dogs, Burges Salmon and Osborne Clarke, are probably the first to spring to mind. Both firms cleaned up nicely out of Eversheds’ Bristol U-turn earlier this year – Burges Salmon gained property and finance litigator Peter Morris, while Osborne Clarke added a new dimension to […]

Gibson Dunn swoops for Sidley corporate partner

The London office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is taking on one of the founders of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood’s UK practice. Mark Pinder is joining the Los Angeles firm after four years at Sidley, where he was head of corporate for London. He moved there from Travers Smith Braithwaite, where he had been […]

Doctor Spin

It is not often that the law features on Newsnight. Legal cases do make it on to the running order, and media-friendly legal experts (or rentaquotes) are wheeled in to pronounce on an Appeal Court decision, but it is rare that the profession gets on to the mainstream news and has to face Jeremy Paxman.But […]

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