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A fast-track for beautiful developments?

The Government has published its long-awaited white paper on planning reform, which seeks views on 24 proposals. In this legal insight we look at the key areas that have been targeted for reform.

Cayman Islands administrative fines regime for insurance licensees

By Rob Humphries The Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (the “Amendment Regulations”) came into force on 26 June 2020. The Amendment Regulations serve to amend Schedule 1 of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) Regulations (2019 Revision) (the “Fines Regulations”) and extend the scope of the fines which may be levied by the Cayman […]


The Yankee collar

Some offshore financial centres have a reputation as being havens of financial irregularities, but these accusations are unfair, say Christian Hay and Gareth Bell Offshore financial centres (OFCs) are regularly subject to criticism from around the world for various reasons, with accusations ranging from aiding money laundering to tax evasion. Indeed, OFCs have historically often […]

Freshfields continues Asian transfers to boost HK

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued to beef up its Asian operations through the transfer of partner Stuart Grider from London. Grider made partner in the London office in March this year when Freshfields announced the promotion of 22 partners and will now move to Hong Kong. The move is the latest in a series of […]

DWS Gulf energy head quits for Baker Botts Dubai role

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) head of energy and projects for the Gulf region has left the firm to join Baker Botts in its Dubai office. Sean Korney, who moved to the DWS Dubai office two years ago from Singapore, was part of the nine-strong energy and projects team. DWS Dubai managing partner Neil Cuthbert said: […]

CC transfers cap markets partner to boost Romania

Clifford Chance is beefing up its fledgling Romanian presence with the transfer of London partner David Eatough to its Bucharest office. Capital markets partner Eatough, who specialises in debt capital markets and hybrid and structured finance, will move to Bucharest on 23 July. He will work alongside office managing partner Daniel Badea of Badea Asociatii, […]

RJW launches parliamentary team as part of Clementi drive

Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) is to open a new parliamentary and legal affairs department, to be headed by the firm’s current head of the trade union services group Fraser Whitehead. The move comes as RJW continues to reposition itself for the post-Clementi era and as part of its strategy to add value to the […]

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