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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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Midlands deals market on the up, says Gateley

It has been an encouraging 12 months for the Midlands deals community as confidence returns, according to the Birmingham office of Gateley. The firm’s corporate team in the Midlands says it started the year as the most active legal adviser by deal volume for the second year running, going by Experian Corpfin’s annual league table […]

Eversheds appoints three new partners in banking, international trade and transport

Eversheds has expanded its Switzerland team with the appointment of three new partners in the areas of banking, international trade, transport and insurance. Patrick Eberhardt is an expert in international trade finance and advises banks, commodities traders, inspection agencies, logistic companies and insurers in contentious and non-contentious matters. As in-house counsel at the leading investment bank BNP […]

‘US buy-in required if EU is to succeed in stamping out tax avoidance’

Commenting on the news that the EU is set to establish a tax avoidance committee, Ben Jones, tax partner at law firm Eversheds, says: “The EU has become increasingly active on the issue of multinational taxation over the last couple of years, following the wider international actions being proposed by the OECD to modernise the system […]

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Cooley’s revenue rocketed by 19 per cent to $802m in 2014 prior to City launch

Cooley has announced a 19 per cent increase in revenue for the 2014 financial year, with turnover growing from $674m to $802m (£524.5m). The figure is a substantial improvement for the firm, which has reported a 9 per cent increase in revenue each year since 2011.  The California-based firm also saw an 11 per cent […]

Taylor Wessing hires new financial director from Deloitte

Taylor Wessing’s 10-month search for a new financial director has ended with the appointment of Deborah Findlay, who joined the firm from a role as director of finance for Deloitte’s clients and markets division. Findlay will replace Charlotte Beckett, who left to join Pinsent Masons last year after the latter firm’s financial director Steve Hancock […]

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