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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.


BonelliErede opens its first Middle East office

Italian firm BonelliErede is opening its first office in the Middle East, launching an offering in Dubai. Former London managing partner Andrea Carta Mantiglia will be the executive chairman of the new office, while corporate lawyers Marco De Leo and John Shehata will be on-site local partners.


Ex-Bird & Bird leadership challenger Cook re-emerges with Big Four role

Former Baseline CEO Dominic Cook has re-emerged at Big Four accountancy Deloitte, following his exit from the firm earlier this year after what was thought to be a failed leadership bid. Cook has joined Deloitte as a consulting partner in London. He is part of Deloitte’s multi-disciplinary programme leadership team. His focus is understood to […]

Vaginal mesh controversy and the litigation of these cases

‘What a Mesh! The controversy around vaginal mesh & the litigation of these cases’ Mamta Gupta and Mark Slack will give a talk on 7 December on vaginal mesh going into the reasons as to its use along with the risks and benefits, the relevant guidance in the UK and the controversy with using this product.  Mark and Mamta have […]

Gordon Dadds posts 14.5% revenue hike in first post-IPO results

Gordon Dadds has posted its first set of results since its London Stock Market flotation this August, with its half-year financials to 30 September showing a 14.5 per cent rise in revenue to £12.89m. Profit forecasts for Gordon Dadds Group have been revised upwards following strong trading and the £4m acquisition of three-partner tax consultant CW Energy last month. The firm also acquired South London law firm Alen-Buckley in June.

Kinstellar advises lenders on financing of Budapest shopping mall

Kinstellar Hungary’s market-leading banking and finance law team advised a syndicate of banks comprising Erste Group Bank AG, Erste Bank Hungary Zrt., K&H Bank Zrt., UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt. and UniCredit SpA – led by Erste – in connection with a €335 million credit facility for refinancing existing loans and providing a capex credit line […]

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