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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.



BSB reveals names of 15 new approved barrister-led “entities”, including one QC Ltd

The barristers’ regulator, the Bar Standards Board (BSB), has revealed the names of the 15 new businesses that have been authorised as entities. The body began accepting applications for barristers to become entities in January. The new BSB-regulated businesses allow for the creation of “advocacy-focused” partnerships between barristers and solicitors. Entities are “companies or partnerships […]


Winston & Strawn confirms Dubai launch with Pillsbury project finance team hire

Winston & Strawn has confirmed it plans to launch an office in Dubai in the coming months with the hire of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman finance partners James Simpson and Stephen Jurgenson. Simpson, who was the co-head of global energy and infrastructure at Pillsbury, will be the co-chair of Winston & Strawn’s global project finance […]

Tark Grunte Sutkiene advises on acquisition of shares in AS Schetelig

On 13 April, OÜ Selteret (Estonia) signed a contract for acquiring a 100 per cent stake in AS Schetelig EV (Estonia). The Latvian and Lithuanian subsidiaries of AS Schetelig EV are also parties to the transaction. The deal will be closed in May 2015; the parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the […]

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DLA Piper announces 44 promotions for 2015

DLA Piper has announced that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership this year, including nine in the UK and 20 in the US. The largest number was in DLA Piper’s corporate practice where 10 lawyers were promoted into the partnership. There are nine promotions within DLA’s litigation and regulatory practice and eight within intellectual property […]

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright focuses on US again in record 51-partner promotions round

Norton Rose Fulbright has made up a record 51 partners in its latest promotions round, the second since its merger in 2013. The number of appointments has been steadily growing since 2013, when the firm promoted 33 new partners (2 June 2013). In 2014 following the merger with Houston energy firm Fulbright & Jaworski, the […]

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