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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.

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Linklaters hit by Tokyo raid

Capital markets and securitisation specialist Mitsuhiro Yasuda has quit Linklaters‘ Japanese operation in favour of newly formed firm Nishimura & Asahi. Yasuda only joined Linklaters’ Tokyo office in 2005 as part of the magic circle firm’s launch of its Tokyo capability. Before that he was a name partner at local firm Mitsui Yasuda Wani & […]

Travers boosts PEP to £810,000

Travers Smith is the latest firm to announce its financial results, posting a solid 15 per cent rise in both turnover and average profit per equity partner (PEP). The City firm’s 47 equity partners now take home an average of £810,000 per partner while its turnover stands at £78.3m. Net profit has risen 15 per […]

Work Life Quiz: Mirza Ahmad, Birmingham City Council

What was your first-ever job?A summer vacation job as a remittance clerk in a commercial bank in London. What time do you usually leave the office?If I’m lucky I’m usually home by around 7.45pm. What do you do at weekends?Recover and catch up on the previous week’s work and prepare for the week ahead. What’s […]

Freshfields’ new focus: people and clients

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s firmwide partner conference sought to draw a line under the past year’s strife by tabling new priorities. The magic circle firm’s co-senior partner Konstantin Mettenheimer told The Lawyer that the two key themes of people and clients will be at the top of the agenda for the coming financial year now that […]

Nabarro associates want stepping stones

Nabarro associates have taken a proactive approach to coming up with the firm’s alternative career path structure. When the firm’s managing partner Nicky Paradise set up the liaison team, comprised of associates and HR executives, she was inundated with ideas of how the firm can further graduate the route from associate to partner. While associates […]

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