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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.

Cayman Islands administrative fines regime for insurance licensees

By Rob Humphries The Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (the “Amendment Regulations”) came into force on 26 June 2020. The Amendment Regulations serve to amend Schedule 1 of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) Regulations (2019 Revision) (the “Fines Regulations”) and extend the scope of the fines which may be levied by the Cayman […]


White & Case advises Goldman on mega-Mexico PPP

White & Case strengthened its relationship with Goldman Sachs last week, in particular in relation to Latin American projects, with the closure of Mexico’s largest-ever infrastructure financing. The record deal, one of the largest ever in the Americas, is a 30-year public-private partnership (PPP) financing of a package of toll roads totalling a distance of […]

Third-quarter dearth fails to dampen M&A figures as A&O, CC rule the roost

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Clifford Chance have maintained their lead in announced European M&A deals during the first three-quarters of the year, despite an alarming slump in deal volume during the last quarter. In European deals completed, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer came top with almost $240bn (£117.1bn) worth of transactions, in front of A&O, Clifford […]

Ladies awaiting

It is somewhat disheartening that out of the 100-odd law firms in the City, only three managed to secure places on The Times‘ ‘Top 50 Places for Women to Work’ list released last week. The chosen firms – Addleshaw Goddard, Clifford Chance and Eversheds – may have made the list, but like most of their […]

London must stop over-regulating conflicts

Imagine this: MegaCo needs greater resources so it can expand. It decides to pursue a dual strategy – it will invite offers, but at the same time it will prepare for an IPO. It instructs MediumFirm on the possible sale and BigFirm on the IPO. Voracious Inc wants to buy MegaCo. It asks BigFirm, its […]

Kings Chambers takes on retired judge

Kings Chambers has snared His Honour David Gilliland as an arbitrator. Gilliland retired from the bench on 30 September, having been a senior circuit judge on the Northern Circuit at the Technology and Construction Court. Gilliland, aged 69, joined the set today (8 October). The set has offices in Manchester and Leeds. Senior clerk William […]

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