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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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Manchester City can breathe a monumental sigh of relief after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today set aside and replaced a previous decision that banned them for two years from the Champions League. In a highly-anticipated ruling handed down on Monday morning, the CAS announced it was overturning a two-year ban and reducing […]

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Court of Appeal rules on Kazakh claim in long-running award row

The Court of Appeal has refused permission to appeal after a challenge was brought by the Republic of Kazakhstan and its national bank, meaning the Belgian courts will have the final say on how to handle a $500m arbitration award being pursued by the parties. The case, which featured on The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases 2020, is […]

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