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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.


John Conroy

Baker & McKenzie prepares to elect Conroy replacement

Baker & McKenzie is set to have a non-US-based chair when incumbent John Conroy stands down later this year. Conroy, who has sat on the firm’s global executive committee since 1998, is not seeking reelection following two three-year stints at the helm. His replacement will be elected at the firm’s partner conference in October, but […]


Civil service pay: The public sector lawyers who earn more than PM

A number of high-profile lawyers on the public payroll are among the 172 civil servants who earn more than the Prime Minister, David Cameron. David Green QC, the director of the revenues and customs division at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), earns between £210,000 and £214,999 – £70,000 more than David Cameron’s annual salary of […]

Robert Higgins

NDA legal team grounded by Cumbrian shootings

The legal department at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is currently subject to a lock-in following news that a gunman has killed several people in and around Whitehaven in Cumbria, where the NDA is based. Speaking to The Lawyer NDA legal head Robert Higgins said: “We’re confined to barracks, we’re all basically locked in. It’s […]

Akin Gump hires Chiomenti lawyer for Abu Dhabi office

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has strengthened its corporate practice with a partner hire in Abu Dhabi. Chadi Salloum joins Akin Gump from Chiomenti Studio Legale’s Rome office, where he was international legal counsel. Salloum acts for multinational companies, financial institutions and sovereign entities on a range of transactions including M&A, joint ventures, private […]

Davis Polk, Slaughters and Norton Rose take on £1bn Jupiter IPO

Davis Polk & Wardwell, Norton Rose, and Slaughter and May have landed leading roles on Jupiter Asset Management’s proposed £1bn IPO. The Norton Rose team advising Jupiter on the transaction is being led by corporate finance partners Simon Sackman and Julian Stanier. Fellow corporate finance partners Chris Grieves – one of four London partners made up in […]

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