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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.


Orrick in NY Cadwalader raid

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has swooped on Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft for two structured finance partners, including the high-profile James Croke, for its New York office. Croke and Peter Manbeck join as partners. They are the firm’s sixth and seventh partner hires in New York in the last three months, as first revealed on […]

White & Case boosts corporate with Ashurst hire

White & Case has raided Ashurst to hire M&A and corporate finance specialist Philip Broke as its new co-head of the UK corporate practice. Broke joins the New York-based firm as a partner and co-head of corporate alongside London senior partner Peter Finlay, focusing on M&A and corporate finance transactional work involving investment banks. The […]

Walkers storms into Jersey with Crills merger

The map of the offshore market will have to be redrawn again following the decision by Walkers to merge with Jersey-based Crills Advocates to create a 33-partner offshore powerhouse with offices in the Caribbean, the Channel Islands, the Middle East and Asia. The new entity is called Walkers and went live on 1 July. Peter […]


France’s Jeantet links up with Australia’s Clayton Utz for reciprocal secondment programme

French independent Jeantet Associés and Australian national firm Clayton Utz have joined forces in a unique secondment relationship. French independent Jeantet Associés and Australian national firm Clayton Utz have joined forces in a unique secondment relationship. Claytons senior associate Sarah Varney is currently on secondment with Jeantet in Paris, working with the firm’s energy and natural […]

Bullers and Dawkins merge

Birmingham firm Buller Jeffries has merged with commercial property and private client firm Dawkins & Grey. Judy Bonegal and Roger Williams join as partners. The merger coincides with the promotion to partner of Clive Vernon, head of Bullers’ commercial property and private client department, who will head the newlyenlarged team.

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