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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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Kennedys increases Nordic presence with trio of deals

Kennedys has added to its presence in the Nordics by merging with its Danish associated firm Erritzøe and signing up firms in Norway and Sweden as new associates. Erritzøe will become a full Kennedys office, led by senior partner Morten Erritzøe Christensen. The four-partner firm became a Kennedys associated office in 2012. The new associated offices […]

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Baker & McKenzie’s Hong Kong arbitration head joins Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells has hired James Kwan as an international arbitration partner from Baker & McKenzie’s Hong Kong office, where he led the firm’s Hong Kong arbitration practice. Kwan is known for his focus on energy, infrastructure and engineering disputes and has represented clients in arbitrations in Asia, the US, the Middle East and Europe. During […]

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Linklaters boosts private equity practice with Shearman partner hire

Linklaters has hired Shearman & Sterling private equity partner Ben Rodham, three years after he left the magic circle firm as a managing associate. Rodham will rejoin the magic circle firm in the New Year. Linklaters private equity head Alex Woodward said Rodham’s arrival “will help the continued growth of our private equity practice and […]

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A&O client CSC wins bidding war for Xchanging after topping Capita’s offer

Ashurst, Eversheds and Sullivan & Cromwell all won roles in the bidding war for Xchanging, with Allen & Overy (A&O) client Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) eventually gate-crashing Capita’s deal with the information technology provider. Winning bidder CSC sought advice from A&O partners Richard Browne and Annabelle Croker, with the software provider and outsourcer agreeing to […]

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Matrix Chambers hires ex-Treasury Solicitor Paul Jenkins QC

Matrix Chambers has hired former Treasury Solicitor and head of the Government Legal Department Paul Jenkins QC as an associate member. Jenkins will join the set’s investigations and audits team, which advises governments and businesses on inquiries, audits and reviews. The appointment comes just one day after Matrix hired Allen & Overy senior associate Angeline […]

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