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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.

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Chambers is Outer sight

Over to Outer Temple Chambers, which recently won the dubious accolade of being the highest-ranked team of barristers in the London Triathlon. The Outer Temple team actually came 33rd overall out of 200 teams and was led in its quest for glory by the new leader of the Western Circuit Robin Tolson QC. Tolson completed […]

A&O achieves first with Kuwait sukuk

Allen & Overy scooped the lead role advising on the first ever sukuk programme in Kuwait. The firm, advised joint arrangers, BNP Paribas, National Bank of Kuwait, Standard Chartered Bank and WestLB on the $1.5bn sukuk programme for National Industries Group Holding (NIG). Lead partner on the deal was Roger Wedderburn-Day, assisted by consultant Anzal […]

Camerons suffers further exit pain

CMS Cameron McKenna has been hit by another partner departure, with the London office of Missouri-headquartered Shook Hardy & Bacon picking up commercial partner Mark Tyler. •CMS Cameron McKenna has been hit by another partner departure, with the London office of Missouri-headquartered Shook Hardy & Bacon picking up commercial partner Mark Tyler. Tyler marks Camerons’ […]

Big Apple turns sour for Links associates

It’s all the buzz of the internet super-highway: Linklaters’ New York summer associates are not happy bunnies – allegedly. It’s all the buzz of the internet super-highway: Linklaters’ New York summer associates are not happy bunnies – allegedly. The interweb rumour mill is spreading gossip that the magic circle firm’s associates have had such “a […]

SJ Berwin shows infrastructure strength on RREEF fund

SJ Berwin has underlined its commitment to the infrastructure sector, advising on the closing of RREEF Infrastructure’s latest fund. RREEF’s Pan-European Infrastructure Fund raised over EUR2bn (£1.36bn), well in excess of the EUR800m (£543m) initially targeted. The SJ Berwin team advising on the fund was led by London-based funds partner Josyane Gold and Munich-based funds […]

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