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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.


Romania forces foreign law firms to change their names

In an attempt to temper the dominance of international firms in Bucharest, the Romanian government has ordered all foreign entities in the capital to change their names. Firms such as Linklaters & Alliance, CMS Cameron McKenna and Altheimer & Gray have all been told to give up their brands or face possible criminal prosecution.A law […]

Matthew Arnold

A new office and a place on Barclays’ panel sees Matthew Arnold expanding In July, Watford-based Matthew Arnold & Baldwin moved into a 1,600sq ft four-storey open-plan office. It might not be Canary Wharf, but it is a long way from the previous five small offices spread across three Victorian buildings.The new premises, along with […]

Ex-Law Soc president's fury over PC postal vote

The Law Society has been strongly criticised by former president Robert Sayer over its handling of a postal ballot on the proposed rise in the Practising Certificate (PC) fee The postal ballot sent out last week asks members to vote for or against a resolution presented at the AGM by former president Robert Sayer calling […]

National Grid Group

National Grid Group (NGG) is launching a £614m Eurobond issue on the back of three previous bond issues which were completed at the end of July. The combined value of the two index-linked bonds and the long-term fixed rate bond was £600m. Now NGG is launching two fixed rate Eurobond issues.CMS Cameron McKenna’s relationship with […]

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