This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 20th January 2014

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Carey Olsen advises on ground-breaking Jersey security enforcement

Carey Olsen has acted in a successful application to the Jersey Royal Court, in which the Court showed its willingness to provide certainty and protection to security trustees who are looking to enforce Jersey security interests. The application was the first of its type in the context of Jersey security enforcement. While there is no […]

Updates to Guernsey’s economic substance legislation

The Guernsey Revenue Service has today announced some amendments to Guernsey’s economic substance legislation. Guernsey’s economic substance legislation is contained in The Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) Regulations, 2018, as amended (the Regulations), which took effect in Guernsey on 1 January 2019. Broadly, the Regulations apply to companies that are tax resident in Guernsey and […]

General Counsel Barometer reveals major expansion of legal operations in Europe

The General Counsel Barometer 2019, published with The Lawyer, shows that GCs are expected to play a more strategic role in their organisations, a trend that has increased since it was reported in the General Counsel Barometer 2017. The study explores how the role of a GC has changed to adapt to the evolving complexities […]

From Heathrow to Newport – Legal complexity in consenting major schemes

By Richard Kimblin, Oliver Lawrence The Westminster government’s plans for a new runway at Heathrow have received a green light from the Planning Court.  The Welsh Government’s plans for major improvements to the M4 have been given a red light from, well, the Welsh Government.  We attach a summary of the main issues in each case […]

Legal update: Section 73 applications

By Leanne Buckley-Thomson In this legal update which was first published in RTPI’s Summer Newsletter, Leanne Buckley-Thomson considers section 73 applications exploring recent case law which may help planners to further navigate this tricky area of law. The planning permission is secured, the conditions are in place, now all that’s left is to commence development, […]

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Bakers loses two partners to US rivals in Hong Kong

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The Guardian legal chief: Keeping guard

Guardian legal chief Gill Phillips balances protecting the newspaper from legal action across the globe with finding ways to get stories such as WikiLeaks out to the public “I have always been a Guardian reader,” says Gill Phillips, the paper’s director of editorial legal services. “When I started at Clifford Chance, I’d come up in […]

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Debt rises for DAC Beachcroft and Olswang, while Ince cuts borrowings, LLP accounts show

The latest set of LLP accounts filed with Companies House show another batch of firms making changes to their borrowings to finance continued investment. DAC Beachcroft’s accounts confirm the firm’s 14 per cent rise in turnover for 2012/13 (15 July 2013). Audited revenues rose from £163.5m in 2011/12 to £186.8m last year, while profit available […]

Citibank slims down panel

Those on a January diet, here’s a comforting thought – big businesses are also going through the arduous process of trimming down. Citibank has been taking note. As revealed by The Lawyer in October, the banking giant has gone ahead with its plan to shed some pounds. The bank has scrapped its two-tier advisory roster […]

DIFC court declines to stay proceedings in favour of LCIA arbitration

By Henry Quinlan and Natalie Wainwright The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) court has declined to stay proceedings in favour of an LCIA arbitration in London, despite finding that the arbitration clause was valid. In rendering its judgment, the court concluded that the presently drafted DIFC Arbitration Law failed to implement the New York Convention. […]

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