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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.


Conyers advises Qatar Investment Authority with joint £2.6bn takeover offer

Conyers Dill & Pearman advised QIA on the establishment of a Bermuda structure and provided related advice to QIA in connection with its successful £2.6bn takeover offer, jointly with Brookfield, for Songbird Estates PLC and the Canary Wharf Group. This major acquisition by QIA and Brookfield will facilitate development and expansion of Canary Wharf in […]


Webber Wentzel leads recruitment market as South Africa lateral hires heat up

There has been a real rush of lateral recruitment in the South African market this year – and the main driver seems to be Linklaters ally Webber Wentzel. Earlier this month Webber Wentzel private equity partners John Bellew and James Westgate moved to Bowman Gilfillan, while Clyde & Co picked up corporate insurance partner Ernie Van […]

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Pinsent Masons: the UK’s most-liked law firm

Pinsent Masons has emerged as the most popular provider of legal services in the UK, according to data compiled by The Lawyer. Six other legal services businesses – Axiom, DLA Piper, Eversheds, Herbert Smith Freehills, CMS and Slaughter and May – are also among those that received numerous mentions by in-house lawyers as those they most […]

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