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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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Older women are redrawing the in-house map

There are a lot of assumptions made about the demographics of the in-house profession. So we decided to do some research that nobody had done before. We looked at all English-qualified lawyers in the top 30 companies of the FTSE100 and investigated their seniority and gender. What emerges from the The Lawyer FTSE 100 2016 […]

Global Litigation 50: The rise and rise of Singapore

Singapore’s continued rise as a key global dispute resolution hub is well documented in this year’s research. A large number of the Global Litigation 50 firms have highlighted Singapore as one of the most popular international arbitration seats among their clients outside of the traditional seats such as London, Paris and New York in the survey.

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