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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 […]

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Does it count (erfeit)?

If counterfeit goods have been sold via an online auction house who should take responsibility for cracking down on the couterfeiters – the manufacturer whose goods have been cloned or the online auction house which provides the sales outlet? It is a debate that has dogged eBay for some time. Last July the company eBay […]

Simpson Thacher, Links land Alliance Boots roles

Linklaters and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have won instructions on Alliance Boots’ £400m debt buyback. Simpson Thacher London partner Ian Barratt and New York partner Mark Pflug advised Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) on the deal, which will see the private equity house buy back a portion of the debt used to finance its 2007 buyout […]

Camerons shrinks payoffs by 20% as 80 face the axe

CMS CAMERON McKenna slashed its redundancy package just months ahead of a major job cull that is likely to lead to the loss of 80 jobs CMS CAMERON McKenna slashed its redundancy package just months ahead of a major job cull that is likely to lead to the loss of 80 jobs, The Lawyer can […]

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Work Life Quiz: Gerard Khoshnaw, Nabarro

If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been?A male version of Kate Adie. Gerard Khoshnaw What was your first-ever job?Managing pea slush that was destined for pigswill at a frozen pea factory. What was your worstexperience as a trainee?Sitting behind counsel representing a client who was being accused of drink driving at the […]

Dorsey parts company with partner facing FSA charges

The Dorsey & Whitney partner at the heart of an FSA insider trading case has been sacked by the firm. London corporate partner Andrew Rimmington is facing criminal charges along with former McDermott Will & Emery partner Michael McFall over their involvement in Novartis’ takeover of Manchester-based biotech company Neutec in 2006 (20 May). Rimmington’s […]

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