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A fast-track for beautiful developments?

The Government has published its long-awaited white paper on planning reform, which seeks views on 24 proposals. In this legal insight we look at the key areas that have been targeted for reform.

Cayman Islands administrative fines regime for insurance licensees

By Rob Humphries The Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (the “Amendment Regulations”) came into force on 26 June 2020. The Amendment Regulations serve to amend Schedule 1 of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) Regulations (2019 Revision) (the “Fines Regulations”) and extend the scope of the fines which may be levied by the Cayman […]


Eduardo Leite

Mayer Brown rebounds in the City post-Simmons talks

Each spring The Lawyer publishes its ­annual ranking of the top 30 international firms in the UK, a list ­dominated by the largest US firms in the City. Last week Mayer Brown became the first US office to report its London figures for 2010. In 2009 the firm came fourth on London revenue with $146.3m […]

Links and Wachtell lead as Deutsche Börse and NYSE merger advances

Linklaters and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz have claimed the leading M&A roles on the proposed merger between the US and German stock exchanges. A Düsseldorf-based Linklaters team is understood to be acting for Deutsche Börse on the deal, led by capital markets partner Ralph Wollburg, while Brussels competition head Alec Burnside is working on […]

Brian Craig

Letter of law: Brian Craig, Lockheed Martin

As European GC at security company Lockheed Martin, Brian Craig not only deals with fighter jets and arms trafficking, but the more everyday matter of sorting your post. If you received a letter in the post this morning, chances are that Lockheed Martin was involved in its delivery. In the UK more than 60 million […]

Stephen Rosser

Clarke Willmott made £2m cash call in 2009-10, LLPs reveal

Clarke Willmott partners injected £1.89m into the firm at the beginning of the 2009-10 financial year, during which time operating profit fell 78 per cent from £13.3m to £2.9m. The firm’s LLP accounts show that turnover also fell between 2008-09 and 2009-10, dropping 34.4 per cent from £50.6m to £33.2m. As Clarke Willmott adjusted its […]

A&O extends best friends tie-up with India’s Trilegal

Allen & Overy (A&O) and its Indian best friend firm Trilegal have extended their preferred referral arrangement indefinitely after having first entered into it for a limited three-year term. At the end of last year A&O senior and managing partners David Morley and Wim Dejonghe, India head Jonathan Brayne and other key A&O India group […]

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