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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 […]


Zurich wins Barclays stalwart as new GC

Zurich Financial Services has snared Barclays’ head of corporate legal Neil Hodges for the role of UK general counsel. Hodges appointment follows the retirement of James Butler, who will leave the financial services company at the end of the month. Hodges’ new role sees him take responsibility for all legal and company secretarial matters related […]

Gibson Dunn launches Dubai practice

US-based Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has become the latest firm to join the goldrush to the Middle East, confirming plans to open an office in Dubai by the end of 2007. Gibson Dunn will open its fifth non-US office, focusing on M&A, fund formation, real estate investments and sharia-compliant finance. Washington DC partner Peter Baumbusch […]

Linklaters and Travers bag Carpetright deal

Lord Harris of Peckham has turned to longstanding adviser Travers Smith to navigate him through his £850m offer for Carpetright, where he is currently chairman and chief executive. Linklaters is advising the independent committee of Carpetright, the company Harris founded in 1988. Travers has been the go-to adviser to the company since its inception, said […]

Bond Pearce

Bond Pearce’s managing partner Victor Tettmar intends to harness the growth in the renewable energy sector to pull the firm out of a period of unrest Bond Pearce” />Name: Victor Tettmar Title: Managing partner Firm: Bond Pearce Turnover: £43.5m Number of lawyers: 257 Victor Tettmar’s CV Education: 1979-82: Manchester University, LLB 1982-83: College of Law, […]

Morgan Stanley banking ace joins Dechert

Morgan Stanley’s former global capital markets group director Andrew Case has joined Dechert as a corporate counsel. Case, who spent 13 years with the bank in Hong Kong and London, has joined Dechert’s London corporate and securities practice to build up relationships between the firm and the investment banking community. “I’m going to be working […]

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