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Cartels and the construction sector: Levelling up and screwing down

In recent years, the UK’s construction sector has not had a happy track record with respect to competition law enforcement, where the Competition and Markets Authority has fined construction companies a total of £67 million across five cases. Of particular significance is the increased focus on individual responsibility, as these cases also led to the disqualification of 11 directors and two criminal convictions.

Snapshot: Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the Cayman Islands

Foreign arbitral awards may be enforced relatively quickly and easily in the Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands courts are willing to assist with the recovery of judgment debts. This Snapshot provides an overview of the recognition process and the steps that are then available for enforcement.

Jersey Royal Court concludes there is no substratum rule that applies to Jersey trusts

The Royal Court has recently clarified the Jersey law position of whether a trust is able to lose its substratum. Following analysis of the recent decision of the Bermuda Court of Appeal in Grand View Private Trust Company Limited v Wong & Ors, the Royal Court concluded that there was no substratum rule which applied to Jersey trusts and that powers of addition or exclusion contained within Jersey trusts should be given their natural meaning.

Working with AI

On 23 September 2021 Shoosmiths hosted its latest IHL webinar on working with AI: the key types, implementing AI and what the future might bring. Ian Blackwell represented Next Retail Ltd on the panel, alongside Simon McArdle and Sebastian Price, Commercial Partners at Shoosmiths.

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Mercedes panel review forces firms to explain bills

Mercedes Benz put costs at the heart of its recent panel review, with the firms winning a place on the roster expected to justify their expenses on a regular basis. Nabarro and Wragge & Co won the only two places on the panel following a beauty parade of 11 firms that saw Pinsent Masons and […]

Grey matters: Caryl Longley, Deloitte

Deloitte general counsel Caryl Longley may be surrounded by the men in grey suits, but she still finds working for an accountancy firm fascinating. Accountants are now the sexiest of the professional services, according to a recent survey ;that poured cold water on years of jibes about “boring” number crunchers. If this is true, and […]

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Amarchand adopts lockstep in growth drive

Indian firm Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co has taken the unusual step of converting to a full lockstep model after years of maintaining tight reins on its equity. Amarchand currently operates an eat-what-you-kill system, whereby a small number of founding partners and family members are understood to command a large proportion […]

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