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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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Ashurst PEP falls 9 per cent as top of equity slumps below £1m

Ashurst has posted a 9 per cent drop in average profit per equity partner (PEP) for the 2012/13 financial year alongside a roughly flat global revenue figure. Overall turnover for the year to 30 April was £323m, up by 0.3 per cent on the £322m figure for 2011/12. PEP has fallen from £744,000 in 2011/12 […]

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Ireland’s A&L Goodbody adds third US office in San Francisco

A&L Goodbody has added to its presence in the US with the launch of a San Francisco office. The move follows the firm’s launch in Palo Alto 18 months ago (22 December 2011), and gives A&L Goodbody its third office in the US. It has been present in New York for many years. Partner John […]

Strike prices released early — does this provide more certainty for energy investors?

One of the key parts of the government’s Electricity Market Reform (EMR) proposals is contracts for difference (CfDs), which will replace the renewables obligation (RO) as the key support mechanism for low-carbon electricity generation. Under CfDs, a generator will be paid the difference between a strike price and a reference market price (unless the reference […]

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FFW enters Asia through Shanghai tie-up under new Swiss Verein

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has sealed a Chinese tie-up that gives the firm its first major outpost in Asia and ramps up its capacity for fast international expansion through a newly launched Swiss Verein. The firm’s combination with Shanghai’s Ryser & Associates goes live today (8 July) and sees FFW merge its branding and some […]

MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour announces three appointments

MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour has announced three appointments. Virginie Liebermann has been promoted to senior associate, Claire Denoual becomes an associate, and Laurence Van Looy has joined the law firm as office manager. Liebermann is a graduate of the University of Strasbourg, France, in business law, European business law and European competition law. She […]

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