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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.


Eversheds comment: focus on UK scheme quality, not just charges

Eversheds has commented on the publication of a consultation paper by the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) that sets out proposals to cap the charges levied by default funds under qualifying defined-contribution (DC) schemes. Responding to the proposals, Francois Barker, head of pensions at Eversheds, said: ‘It is essential that individuals have confidence in […]

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Dentons Europe turns to legacy Salans for CEO as Oleszczuk steps down

Dentons has elected another legacy Salans partner as its new European CEO after a partner vote, seven months after its tripartite merger went live. Dentons’ co-chair of European corporate, head of Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and Warsaw managing partner Tomasz Dabrowski will take over from Dariusz Oleszczuk as CEO when the latter’s term ends […]


Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ closes in on first ever UK legal panel

Japan’s largest bank, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), is in the closing stages of establishing its first ever UK legal panel. BTMU was born of a merger between the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and UFJ Bank in 2006, and serves as the core retail and commercial banking arm of the Mitsubishi UFJ Group. The bank […]

DLA Piper recognised as a top patent litigation firm by Corporate Counsel

DLA Piper has been recognised by Corporate Counsel in the publication’s 2013 Annual Patent Litigation Survey, ranking fifth in the total number of new cases filed in 2012.  The firm was also ranked among the top 10 most active firms for both defence and plaintiff work. Corporate Counsel’s list is determined by new federal district […]


Energy chief Shasha exits Gowlings’ City office

Canadian firm Gowlings’ EMEA head of energy, infrastructure and mining David Shasha has left the firm (1 November). Shasha joined Gowlings in November 2010 as part of the firm’s strategy to make London a hub for its energy and infrastructure work in the EMEA region (10 November 2010). He previously worked as Simmon & Simmons’ […]

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