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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.


A carnival of in-house

Every week The Lawyer sends out a digest of all the latest in-house moves, jobs, panel reviews and profiles. Below is a selection of our most recent updates. For more in-house developments, bookmark the dedicated section for in-house lawyers on our website PPF wants to be understood Building Bridges Living the Aviva loca Someone get […]


European firms in London: A chance to shine

Being sent to London on secondment is a prized opportunity for associates in European firms  London is a great attraction for associates employed by European firms, giving them a chance to develop and further their careers. As an international business and finance hub, the capital offers opportunities for young lawyers to network and build their […]


Freshfields appoints new ACT co-head

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed another former Brussels chief as co-head of its antitrust, competition and trade (ACT) practice. Brussels-based competition chief David Broomhall took over on Friday (1 November) to lead the group with current co-head Martin Klusmann. He succeeds John Davies, who has stepped down from the role to work full time as a […]


Cyber security: A warning from the watchdog

Lawyers are among the most vulnerable to information breaches, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office Mixed messages are coming out of the UK’s information and data watchdog about just how vulnerable the legal profession is to cyber security breaches – indeed, about just how severe the threat is to businesses overall.  On the one hand […]

Hong Kong

Former Slaughters and Linklaters lawyers to face insider trading trial in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong High Court has refused to throw out insider trading claims against a former Slaughter and May lawyer and her boyfriend, an ex-Linklaters lawyer. The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) allege that the pair colluded with family to use inside information to trade shares, making a total profit of HK$2.9m (£232,000) […]

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