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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.



Commercial projects, whether they be major outsourcing contracts for goods or services or terms and conditions for a small business, can encompass a broad range of legal issues. We can deal with commercial and contractual matters covering a broad spectrum of our clients’ business transactions and in doing so we provide each client with the […]

Maja Jovancevic

Jovancevic-Setka, Maja

Maja Jovančević-Šetka is a partner in the banking and finance department. Jovančević-Šetka provides a full scope of legal advice related to banking and finance matters: from large-scale transactions in the financial sector, regulatory matters and complex structured finance, to full legal assistance in distressed transactions. She is considered the leading banking lawyer in Serbia. She is […]

International arbitration

Cross-border disputes are increasingly common, involving different cultures, legal systems and business concepts. They are often complex, time consuming and costly. International arbitration procedures have been designed to overcome these difficulties. Many businesses adopt arbitration provisions in their commercial agreements so that any disputes may be resolved efficiently. Our international arbitration practice has handled complex […]


Recruiters: Cobbetts was continuing to hire lawyers up until December

Cobbetts was recruiting associates as recently as December 2012, with many recruiters that work with the firm expressing shock that it is planning to go into administration. Recruiters across the country have said they are already getting calls from “surprised” fee-earners following the news that the firm is set to enter administration. While most admit […]

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