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A guide to preferences

By Simon Bonney A closer look at preferential transactions and creditors

Amendments to permitted development rights for new homes

On 1 August changes to the current permitted development regime will be introduced. These will assist in meeting housing demand, whilst ensuring that conversions to residential use provide adequate natural light.

The restructuring review 2020: Switzerland

In the latest issue of “The Restructuring Review”, Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili provide an overview of the special features of Swiss restructuring law, taking into account the latest legislative developments due to COVID-19.


Rod Freeman, Cooley

Freeman, Rod – Cooley

Product liability lawyer Rod Freeman’s move from Hogan Lovells to Cooley was more than just your average lateral hire. By joining one of the world’s top technology-focused firms, Freeman was offering a glimpse into the future. How so? Partly because while Cooley is a relatively new player in Europe, as a tech firm through and […]

Katharine Newton, Old Square Chambers

Newton, Katharine – Old Square Chambers

Old Square Chambers barrister Katharine Newton has a growing reputation in important employment and whistleblowing claims. Among the numerous matters she handled in 2017, Newton was instructed to conduct an independent investigation on behalf of the Football Association into allegations of race discrimination and bullying. The case was brought by Eni Aluko against Mark Sampson, […]

Lauren Livingston, CVC

Livingston, Lauren – CVC

Lauren Livingston described herself as a “real adrenaline junkie” in an interview with The Lawyer last year. Her deals record seems to confirm this. Since leaving legacy Herbert Smith a decade ago, Livingston, as CVC’s top lawyer, has had to tackle a steady flow of deal work. Her year culminated in the €16bn fundraising round, […]

Tim Endersby, GVC

Endersby, Tim – GVC

Working as the most senior lawyer in GVC’s London office, Tim Endersby is at the helm of one of the most rapidly changing companies in the UK. Merger management GVC started out as a small online gaming operator but could become a £7bn FTSE 100 giant if its takeover of Ladbrokes Coral gets the nod. […]

Rachael Heenan, Capstick

Heenan, Rachael – Capsticks

Rachael Heenan has been senior partner at Capsticks for less than a year, but she has already overseen a transition that will change the way the firm is seen in the market. Not content to stand still, Heenan joined Capsticks from DAC Beachcroft in 2014 because it was “one step ahead”. Her achievements so far […]

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