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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.


Needed: Moore whistleblowers

A whistleblower’s lot is often not a happy one. Last night Edward Snowden slept in a pod at Moscow airport en route for his hoped-for asylum in Ecuador while the US lobbied Russia to expel him on spying charges. Not sure Snowden will have got the full eight hours. Life can be just as rough […]

Effective risk management and compliance with regulatory law

Effective risk management is an integral part of ensuring compliance across many aspects of regulatory law. It enables organisations to identify, assess and prioritise the risks within a business and put in place adequate control measures to minimise the likelihood of those risks eventuating. However, when managing risk within a business, organisations should be mindful […]

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Irish Supreme Court returns Byrne Wallace negligence case to High Court

Irish firm Byrne Wallace has won an appeal to the country’s Supreme Court, exonerating it of intentional dishonesty in a negligence claim brought against legacy firm BCM Hanby Wallace by KBC Bank. In a judgment handed down yesterday (25 June) following a hearing in March (11 March 2013), the Supreme Court decided that High Court […]

Karanovic & Nikolic presents at waste management conference

Aleksandra Raach, a Croatian attorney in co-operation with Karanovic & Nikolic, has spoken at a conference on the implementation of the EU acquis into local law and its particular implications on waste disposal sites and their management. Raach was invited by four German waste management consultants to speak at the event, which was targeted at […]

DLA Piper obtains second favourable opinion on behalf of K-Sea Transportation Partners

DLA Piper successfully obtained a second favourable opinion earlier this month on behalf of K-Sea Transportation Partners, dismissing claims against the independent directors of the oil barge operator. The actions arose from K-Sea’s announcement of a merger with Kirby Corporation in 2011, which spawned a class action suit in Delaware alleging breaches of contract and […]

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