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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.



White & Case joins CC and Links on £3.5bn gas pipeline project

Clifford Chance, Linklaters and White & Case took on leading roles on the recently closed €3.9bn (£3.53bn) first phase project financing of the 1,220km Nord Stream gas pipeline. The pipeline, which is due to complete in 2012, will transport gas from Russia to Europe. White & Case acted for project company Nord Stream and sponsors […]

MIPIM 2010 Blog: Thursday 18th March

Hordes of real estate lawyers are in Cannes this week for MIPIM, but what are they really getting up to? Find out in our MIPIM blog all week. Latest: Tim Webb, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig Maher 11.05: Habib Ullah, banking partner, Nabarro Being teetotal means that MIPIM week at Cannes does not quite carry the same […]

2Birds votes to give CEO and chair another term at helm

Bird & Bird has re-elected its longstanding chief executive office David Kerr and chairman Michael Frie for additional three-year terms. Kerr (pictured) has headed Bird & Bird for 14 years, during which time the firm has grown dramatically both in the UK and internationally. The firm said in a statement that the reappointment of Frie […]

Clifford Chance unveils new-look partnership council

Clifford Chance has unveiled its slimmed down partnership council, with four new members taking their place alongside senior partner Stuart Popham and re-elected members Joeroen Koster and Thomas Schulte. The new members, who will serve terms of three years, are Katherine Coates and Simon Davis from the firm’s London HQ, Martin Rogers from Hong Kong […]

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Ashurst, Freshfields, Simmons steer Swedish-UK energy merger

Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simmons & Simmons have taken leading roles on the merger of parts of existing Swedish and UK oil and gas entities to form a new listed company, EnQuest. A large, multidisciplinary team at Ashurst is acting for EnQuest on both the ­merger and the dual listing on the London and […]

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