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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.


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Linklaters elects new German chief

Linklaters has elected a new senior partner in Germany to succeed Michael Lappe. Carl-Peter Feick, who has been a partner at the firm since 2001 and led the banking and capital markets practice since 2004, was elected by partner vote and will begin his three-year term 1 May 2010 when he will also join Linklaters’ […]

Made up

The annual round of partnership promotions is underway and, if the early signs are anything to go by, not many firms are taking a punt on the recovery yet.  So far, of the top 50 firms, only two have revealed their hand. And it suggests that most associates in both the mid-market and top tier […]

Fusion generator

The Legal Services Act may be causing a few sweaty palms at the bar, but as Bridget Lucas reports, grasping the nettle and using the changes to best advantage will take the sting out of an altered litigation landscape  The bar has for some time been aware that to sit Canute-like at the edges […]

AIM takes small steps to recovery as rivals remain dogged by slump

Recent deals coupled with Plus’s poor performance show AIM is holding its own. By Gavriel Hollander The first three months of the year have already proved that end of downturn or otherwise, we have yet to see the last of the volatility in the capital markets. While the turn of the year brought about talk […]

Addleshaws promotes five in latest partnership round

Addleshaw Goddard has promoted five lawyers to partner, shrinking its round for the second year running. Last year seven lawyers were made up at the firm, down from nine the previous year (26 March 2009). Two of this year’s group are from the firm’s contentious practice, one from business support and restructuring (BSR), one from […]

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