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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.



Total eclipse of the heart

Over the last year London has become notorious as the destination of choice for libel tourists, almost eclipsing its reputation as the divorce capital of the world. After all, aside from Katie and Peter, celebrity divorce court battles have been thin on the ground in the past 12 months. This morning, however, the Supreme Court […]


Say hello to the Mexican wave

You’re running a mid-sized regional firm and the pressure is on. The systems are there, the staff are there, but the work’s drying up. Can you find new revenue streams? Here’s a niche: pitching for the standardised work the big names deem too unprofitable.

Guy Norman

CC and Links square up over Babcock’s bid for rival VT Group

Magic circle duo Clifford Chance and Linklaters have landed prime roles in the hostile takeover bid for VT Group by rival Babcock International. Clifford Chance is acting for engineering support group Babcock, with ­corporate partners Guy Norman and Lee Coney in London supported by New York M&A partner Ben ­Sibbett. Competition partner Greg Olsen is advising on […]

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