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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.


Health Alert — 3 February 2014

DLA Piper has released the 3 February 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details […]

Allen & Overy hires partner Hamelle to Paris dispute resolution practice

Allen & Overy has announced the appointment of partner Aurélien Hamelle to the Paris dispute resolution practice. Hamelle specialises in financial and business criminal law, international criminal law as well as defamation, slander and privacy law. He joins from Metzner Associés, together with associates Léonor Hennerick and Ophélia Claude, by the end of May 2014. Hamelle […]

Employment Matters — February 2014: new Subject Access Code of Practice issued by ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published updated guidance on how to deal with subject access requests from individuals. This is called the Subject Access Code of Practice. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, any individual has the right to make a request to any organisation that holds personal information about them. Any organisation that […]

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Per Se, New York

Per Se? It’s Latin, obviously. Meaning by itself or of itself. You knew that, all you lawyers. They are, of course, talking about the food. Americans. They like to sell. And here, I’m buying it. Per Se is a legend. Three Michelin stars and a reputation for excellence and inventiveness. The executive chef is Thomas […]

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