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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 […]

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Clifford Chance partner to chair ICC arbitration court

The beleaguered International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration in Paris has appointed replacement chairmen, following the current chairman’s recent shock resignation. Current chairman Pierre Tercier, who will leave the post on 30 June, will be succeeded by Salans co-founder Carl Salans as interim chairman. Salans will be replaced by Clifford Chance’s global […]

Ward Hadaway, Leeds and Hoyle: the long game

Newcastle-based Ward Hadaway’s figures were not overly impressive this year with turnover up by 13 per cent to £28m and average profits per equity partner up a mere 2.5 per cent to £415,000 (The Lawyer, 3rd June). Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table Newcastle-based Ward Hadaway’s figures were not overly impressive this year with […]

Share and share alike

After a terrific set of results for 2007-08, Herbert Smith is riding high, but will feelings of marginalisation among non-equity partners eat away at the firm’s success.

Links names new Poland chief

Linklaters has reshuffled its Warsaw management team, appointing a new managing partner for the office after the retirement of long-standing Poland chief Tadeusz Komosa. Corporate partner Cezary Wisniewski will take the helm in Poland. Meanwhile, Jolanta Tropaczynska will replace Wisniewski as Poland corporate head. Komosa has been managing partner in Warsaw since he joined Linklaters […]

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