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Council wins appeal on sale of former school site

Last month the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Rittson-Thomas v Oxfordshire County Council, concerning ‘section 2 reverter’ under the School Sites Act 1841. The judges unanimously allowed the appeal, finding in favour of the Council.

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Sweden’s Magnusson opens ninth office in three years with Hong Kong launch

Swedish firm Magnusson has added a Hong Kong office through a tie-up with two-partner Hong Kong firm Odebjer Fohlin – its ninth new base in three years. Odebjer Fohlin’s two partners, Kristian Odebjer and Paulo Fohlin, both take on leadership roles at Magnusson. Corporate and finance lawyer Odebjer will be co-head of Magnusson’s China group, while […]

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BBVA UK legal head takes up new role at derivatives platform NetOTC

BBVA’s former UK head of legal Joanne Theodoulou has taken up the role of general counsel at NetOTC, an independent platform that deals with over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions. Theodoulou left Spanish bank BBVA in October 2014 after over three years as head of legal for global markets, UK. She led the bank’s UK legal team […]

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Charles Russell Speechlys tie-up impacts Aim rankings as Pinsents dominates

Pinsent Masons has retained pole position in the Aim client rankings, despite increasing competition from firms including Charles Russell Speechlys and Wragge Lawrence Graham over the past quarter. According to the latest data by Adviser Rankings, Pinsent Masons increased its total yield of Aim-listed clients from 60 to 61, while its closest rival Carey Olsen […]

Shoosmiths advises photographic agency on $33m Shutterstock takeover

Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Rex Features, the largest independently owned photographic press agency in Europe, on its $33m sale to Shutterstock, a global provider of commercial digital imagery and music. With Rex’s editorial expertise and Shutterstock’s technical prowess, the combined companies will bring a comprehensive offering to market. Shoosmiths corporate partner Sean Wright […]

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