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Wirecard – has the German financial regulator lost its immunity?

The German regulator BaFin is being sued for abuse of authority following one of the biggest fraud scandals of the decade with German payment processor, Wirecard AG, filing for insolvency owing €3.5bn and its chief executive arrested on suspicion of accounting fraud and market manipulation. This article explores the situation and considers the need for change.

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.

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Weil Gotshal and Baker Botts score top roles on Enron-Dynegy merger

Weil Gotshal & Manges and Baker Botts have taken the lion’s share of the legal advice on the $7.8bn (£5.51bn) merger between Enron, the world’s largest energy trader, and its rival Dynegy.Enron’s core product is a wholesale merchant business for natural gas and power, but it has strayed into a myriad of global energy and […]

A taxing time

Freeserve’s general council David Melville knows that his company is not getting a fair deal when it comes to UK taxes, and he is not going to take it lying down. Naomi Rovnick reports

Tenants help to pay off chambers' loan

Ronald Thwaites QC’s Ely Place Chambers has established a unique business arrangement as it tries to pay off a loan and buy its freehold. The scheme enables heavy debts to be paid off by the arrival of new tenants.Tenants purchase shares in a pension fund, which is run independently by a management company. By adding […]

Wragges chosen to help BA through downturn

Midlands firm gets the nod over Slaughter and May on £1m property portfolio British Airways (BA) has appointed Wragge & Co to advise on the first tranche of a massive property disposal aimed at limiting the impact of the travel crisis following the terrorist attacks on the US.The first tranche of four properties is expected […]

Legal Widow

Subjudice picked an extraordinary time to ask for her first mobile phone – just three days after a girl at her school was mugged for her Nokia. There she was at the bus stop, dreaming of how to make Destiny’s Child outfits with a pair of scissors and a can of glitter spray, when three […]

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