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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 […]


Addleshaw Goddard turnover up 11 per cent

Addleshaw Goddard has reported an increase in turnover for 2007-08 of 11 per cent, hitting £195.4m after last year’s figure of £176.7m (The Lawyer, 8 May 2007) The biggest earner across the firm’s four divisions is the contentious and commercial group, which brought in £57.9m. This was closely followed by its real estate group, which […]

Web week

The Lawyer’s Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week’s blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email webweek@thelawyer. com. Webweek has noticed a theme running through many of the thousands of law blogs on the net. Most […]

A&O takes top role on Corporate Express deal

Allen & Overy‘s (A&O) Amsterdam office has scored a lead role on one of the biggest corporate deals to hit the Netherlands this year, advising Corporate Express on its e1.7bn (£1.35bn) takeover of wholesaler Lyreco. Amsterdam corporate partners Martin Muller and Charles Honée and competition partner Paul Glazener are advising office products supplier Corporate Express. […]

Ward Hadaway opens in Leeds with raids on rivals

Newcastle-based Ward Hadaway is to open in Leeds after poaching five partners and two associates. The eight lawyer Leeds office, Ward Hadaway’s first base outside its northeast heartland, will open in July and be headed by corporate partner Andrew Hoyle, former senior partner of Tyneside rival Watson Burton, where he also masterminded that firm’s expansion […]

US trio acts on vodka giant buyout

Three US firms won roles on UK private equity house Lion Capital’s $600m (£303.58m) purchase of Russian Alcohol. Weil Gotshal & Manges corporate partner Ian Hamilton, London managing partner Michael Francies and tax partner Sarah Priestley represented Lion Capital. Russian Alcohol instructed Hogan & Hartson Paris corporate partner Xenia Legendre, while the Central European Distribution […]

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