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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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Dentons and Mishcon on call in NatWest fraud claim

Mishcon de Reya has filed a claim on behalf of an Italian engineering company against NatWest Bank. Maire Tecnimont Group is bringing legal action against NatWest – which has instructed Dentons – arguing that the bank failed to stop it falling victim to payment fraud. In 2018, Maire Tecnimont’s subsidiary in Saudi Arabia sent $5m […]

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Clifford Chance gives green light to next distributions round

Clifford Chance is looking to resume distribution of its profits to the partnership, but will lower their amount for the foreseeable future. The Lawyer understands that the firm normally distributes profits in March, June, September and December. Sources say the March round was injected into the business, while the June round will be now distributed […]

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