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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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Wragges and McDermott win roles on $1.27bn AstraZeneca and Innate Pharma agreement

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co and McDermott Will & Emery have advised AstraZeneca and Innate Pharma on their $1.275bn partnership agreement. Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co partner Patrick Duxbury led the team for AstraZeneca alongside partner Luke Kempton, senior associate Jenny Davies and associates Chris Freeth and Alexandra Rychner. They worked with AstraZeneca’s in-house team, […]

Forsters powers through £40m with fifth year of double-digit growth

Forsters has reported double-digit growth for the fifth consecutive year in its 2014/15 financial results. The firm boosted its revenue from £36.5m to £41.5m during the 2014/15 financial year, a growth of 13 per cent.  Average profit per equity partner (PEP) rose 8 per cent from £500,000 to £537,000. The firm’s revenue grew from £32.5m […]


Freshfields chief Aitman: ‘Manchester is a priority’

It’s all change at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer this year as the firm gears up to open its second UK office in Manchester and managing partner David Aitman prepares to step down at the end of his brief term at the helm. Front running candidates for the top senior partner job are gathering their potential management […]

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