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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.


Lovells wins finance star from Creditweb

Lovells has hired the general counsel of mortgage and consumer finance company Creditweb as of counsel in London Roger Tym joins Lovells’ retail finance team within the international financial services group.Creditweb was formed at the height of the dotcom frenzy, with a combination of German and UK businesses, and the recruitment of a senior management […]


Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy’s London finance practice has achieved an impressive first. Already accustomed to working on a number of the largest-to-date European deals, it has now brought a new structure to Europe. In February, the Netherlands became the first European country to agree to a contractually, rather than structurally, subordinated high-yield bond financing.The […]

Holland & Knight cuts partner pay to save associate bonuses

Holland & Knight partners have bucked the trend for lower associate bonuses by paying themselves less Partners are sacrificing between 6 and 10 per cent of their bonus compensation and have pledged to leave associate bonuses untouched.The cuts will be made across the board, irrespective of individual, practice or office performance.One of the hardest-hit offices […]

B&M and Linklaters in Chinese office bid

A&O, Freshfields and Herbert Smith ‘express interest’; red tape still limits growth Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters have become the latest firms to announce plans for a second Chinese office.A host of firms are expected to apply under the Chinese government’s relaxed rules on foreign law firms, but the application process has been subject to […]

Sticking at it

Galileo International is like the glue that holds the travel industry together, but like much of the sector, has it become unstuck post-11 September? Fiona Callister investigates If you have been on holiday in the last three decades, then there is a good chance that Galileo had a hand in bringing you your fortnight in […]

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