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Heathrow Expansion – what next?

The construction of a third runway to the north-west of Heathrow Airport has long been the subject of controversy and has attracted its fair share of political debate. The Department for Transport claims the privately funded £14 billion runway could create an additional 16 million long-haul seats by 2040 along with £61 billion of economic […]

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 impact for Landlords

Introduction The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the “Act”) was given royal assent on 25 June 2020 and has introduced a number of measures which will need to be considered by Landlords in situations where tenants are in arrears regarding sums due under a lease. The relevant provisions of the Act for Landlords are […]

ESG investing in Bermuda

Carey Olsen Bermuda counsel Sheba Raza highlights Bermuda’s role within the sustainable economy.

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Where does London feature in a Scottish firm’s strategy? If you are one of the big four, then right now it is at the top of the agenda. But it is not only Dundas & Wilson, Maclay Murray & Spens, McGrigors and Shepherd & Wedderburn that have their eyes on the City. The move south […]

Freshfields appoints new management in Spain

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has a new managing partner for Spain, appointing tax partner Miguel Klingenberg. Klingenberg takes over from John Byrne, who has held the role since the firm first opened in Spain in 1991. Klingenberg joined the firm as a partner in 1998 from his own firm, Hervada & Klingenberg. He is a specialist […]

Ashurst targets corporate elite

Ashurst has taken a leaf out of Linklaters‘ book by introducing a strategy to focus on complex transactional work for a core group of premium institutional clients. Managing partner Simon Bromwich said the silver circle firm has highlighted a select group of corporate and financial institutional clients, similar to Linklaters’ ‘platinum’ group of clients, to […]

Hammonds partner quits as lock-in ends

Hammonds head of real estate Chris Marks has become the first equity partner to quit following the end of the firm’s lock-in. Marks, a partner at Hammonds since 1989, is to join the Leeds office of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. No start date has yet been agreed. DLA Piper Leeds real estate head Neil McLean said: “Chris […]

Consultants create JV to advise firms on flotations

One of the legal market’s best-known management consultants, Alan Hodgart, has formed a joint venture with corporate finance house Lexicon Partners aimed specifically at advising firms on potential IPOs and fundraisings. Hodgart and Lexicon managing director Angus Winther finalised details of the joint venture’s framework and format on 21 June. The new venture went live […]

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