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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.


Old Bailey

Ex-Ince partner jailed for fraud faked letters in OBE bid

The former Ince & Co partner jailed yesterday for defrauding the firm attempted to obtain an OBE by faking letters hailing him as a cancer charity hero, it has emerged. The former global head of energy at the firm, Nathan ‘Andrew’ Iyer, was sentenced to four years and eight months at the Old Bailey yesterday […]

Banks and financial institutions

The Curtis Banks and Financial Institutions practice represents clients worldwide in all of the major financial sectors, including investment and commercial banking, mortgage banking, asset management, retail brokerage, insurance, credit and private equity. Our lawyers provide advice to financial institutions in their capacity as lenders, investors and underwriters on a wide spectrum of deals. The […]


Squire Sanders property litigator quits for sole practice

A Squire Sanders partner who specialised in property litigation has left the firm’s London office to set up his own boutique, claiming he can do the same work for clients at half the price. William Lawrence left his job as Squire Sanders’ London head of property litigation to established WH Lawrence Solicitors – a Holborn-based […]

Infrastructure development

The Infrastructure Development practice counsels clients worldwide on the full range of corporate, financial and regulatory issues affecting their respective industries. Our clients act as project sponsors, investors, lenders, developers and state entities and operate in a wide array of sectors, including power (hydro, gas, LNG, wind and geothermal), water and wastewater, petroleum and petrochemicals, […]

Trusts and estates

The Curtis trusts and estates practice advises high-net-worth individuals and families, owners of closely held businesses, and senior executives of public companies, as well as financial institutions, foundations and charities on a global basis. Curtis also advises private banks, trust companies and other financial institutions on developing global tax structures for their high-net-worth clients. Such […]

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