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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.


Mishcons brings in SAS to attack investigations

Former SAS, police and government investigators steer the line between ‘evidence’ and ‘intelligence’ Mishcon de Reya regularly uses a crack team of former SAS and other special force personnel to carry out investigatory work for clients including Microsoft and the Scandinavian Den Norske Bank, The Lawyer can reveal.The private investigation company Maxima Group includes former […]

Nabarro Nathanson (Susan McKenna) advised London Development Agency

to complete a development agreement with Development Securities for the phased £500m development of the Royal Business Park at the Royal Albert Dock in London. Development Securities advised by Linklaters & Alliance (Anne Byrne, Robert Finch).

Sidleys hits top spot for US debt and equity deals

The newly merged Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has won out as the leading law firm advising on US investment banking and capital markets deals. The firm is the leading adviser to both issuers and managers in US debt, equity and equity-related deals, according to a survey by Thomson Financial. Sidleys picked up 12 per […]

SJ Berwin (Jonathan Metliss, Michael Goldberg) and Patrick F O'Reilly & Co (John Mark Downey) advised ITG Group
SJ Berwin (Jonathan Metliss, Michael Goldberg) and Patrick F O'Reilly & Co

on its placing and open offer of eight million new ordinary shares to raise euro36.2m (£22.68m). UK joint sponsors and stockbrokers Grant Thornton and Insinger Townsley advised by SJ Berwin (Tandeep Minhas). Irish joint sponsors and stockbrokers Goodbody Corporate Finance and Goodbody Stockbrokers advised by Matheson Ormsby Prentice (Ed Miller).

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