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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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Bedside spanner

Now how does this work? A lawyer, in the hospital with his sick mother, is apparently unable to use his mobile phone after having already been warned off by hospital staff. But that doesn’t stop our dedicated partner, who risked matron’s wrath by happily emailing away from his BlackBerry instead. Now, Tulkinghorn doesn’t profess to […]

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In three years US firms have become a major force in European private equity and they have done it through the hire of the sector’s major players. The Lawyer analyses the practices of the City’s most influential dealmakers If the first quarter is any indication, 2006 is sure to be a volatile year for the […]

Clifford Chance kicks off Wembley litigation

Clifford Chance and Walker Morris began a long-awaited face-off in the High Court today as litigation over the construction of the new Wembley Stadium kicked off. Clifford Chance partner Alex Panayides is leading Australian builder Multiplex’s £60m claim against contractor Cleveland Bridge, which it says is partly responsible for delays to Wembley’s construction. Walker Morris’s […]

International report: Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

The European Commission is to report in May on Romania’s suitability to join the EU from 1 January 2007. National firm Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is playing a key role in the process, helping the government draft new legislation to appease Brussels. “We’ve helped the government draft the mortgage bond law, which has just […]

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