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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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Clifford Chance is looking to resume distribution of its profits to the partnership, but will lower their amount for the foreseeable future. The Lawyer understands that the firm normally distributes profits in March, June, September and December. Sources say the March round was injected into the business, while the June round will be now distributed […]

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Clifford Chance sets out new diversity goals for the next decade

Clifford Chance has unveiled a set of diversity pledges, covering gender, race and LGBT, as it aims to improve its credentials by 2030. On the gender front, the firm said it wants to increase its female partner representation to at least 40 per cent by 2030. However, according to the firm’s latest set of gender […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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