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Permission in principle – growth, renewal, protect

The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.

Setting aside company transactions involving Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies

Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.

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Finance deals round-up

Allen & Overy (Mario Jacovides) advised the European Investment Bank on its role as senior lender on the Japanese operating leases of two Airbus A340-300 aircraft which will be operated by Iberia. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Iberia and Norton Rose advised junior debt provider and arranger Crédit Agricole Indosuez. Herbert Smith (Stephen Gale, Kevin Pullen) […]

Bryan Cave boosts international trade group

Los Angeles partner to transfer to Washington as Bryan Cave hires two to meet increasing client demand Bryan Cave is expanding its international trade client service group in Washington, with the appointment of two new lawyers and the transfer of a partner from the Los Angeles office.Bart Fisher, formerly of Porter Wright Morris and Arthur […]

Jones Day faces High Court for failure to disclose conflict of interest

US firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue appears in the High Court today accused of professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty It is alleged that the firm acted for both sides in a share placement by the Saab brothers at the Saudi American Bank without disclosing the conflict.In relation to today’s case (28 October) […]

Rollits handed Charity Bank advisory position

North East firm Rollits has been appointed as sole legal adviser to the newly-created Charity Bank The firm secured the mandate because of the reputation of the head of its charity group Ros Harwood.During its 10-year development period, Charity Bank was advised by the London and East Anglia firm Bates Wells & Braithwaite.Charity Bank, which […]

Bush cyberspace fears inspire new B&M team

Baker & McKenzie’s IT and e-commerce practice group is implementing a new three-pronged strategy focusing on security, privacy and outsourcing, which mirrors the Bush administration’s IT security fears following the 11 September terrorist attacks. In September, the White House released a draft of its ‘National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace’. While the proposals are not backed […]

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