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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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Stephenson Harwood partner joins former KWM colleagues at Proskauer

Stephenson Harwood is to lose a partner in its corporate finance team to Proskauer Rose, in a move that will reunite him with his former colleagues at King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) Warren Allan joined Stephenson Harwood in 2017 from the collapsed UK arm of King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin). He had spent […]

Goodwin’s City figures skyrocket after KWM and Dechert hires

Goodwin Procter’s London office increased its revenue by more than 58 per cent last year on the back of team hires from Dechert and King & Wood Mallesons in 2017. Turnover leapt from $43m in 2017 to nearly $67m in 2018, after a 64 per cent rise in London headcount. The firm’s City presence was boosted by […]

KWM administration process to be extended until 2021

The administrators for King & Wood Mallesons’ UK arm have applied for a further two years to deal with the firm’s insolvency. Quantuma now has until January 2021 to handle the administration, at which point the firm will have been in administration for four years. The large number of creditors involved in the collapse is […]

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