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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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Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has advised on its third AIM flotation in the oil and gas sector in the space of six months. A team led by corporate partner Anthony Brockbank acted for independent oil and gas exploration ­company Trap Oil Group on one of the biggest AIM ­listings of the year. Brockbank was assisted […]

Pinsents, Wragges pick up waste management jobs

Pinsent Masons and Wragge & Co both bagged roles on Lincolnshire County Council’s £145m Energy from Waste (EFW) facility. Birmingham-based Wragges advised Waste Recycling Group (WRG) on its successful bid to design, build and operate the facility, which is due for completion by the end of 2013 and which will process around 150,000 tonnes of […]

On a Roll

Over a year into his tenure as Master of the Rolls, Lord Neuberger is proving to be a popular choice. Famed for his straight talking and practical thinking, here is a judge who wants the judiciary to become more familiar to the public it serves. This is becoming a common theme at the top of […]

Ropes & Gray leads Liberty Global on German cable TV acquisition

Ropes & Gray lined up alongside a raft of leading UK and US firms on cable ­company Liberty Global’s proposed e3.16bn (£2.76bn) acquisition of Germany’s third-largest cable TV ­operator Kabel Baden-­Württemberg (Kabel BW). If the deal gains approval from regulators it will bring together Germany’s second- and third-largest cable ­companies. It would also become one of the […]

Focus: Defamation, Clauses célèbres

The draft Defamation Bill has been broadly welcomed by media reformers, but many believe the politicians have been perfunctory when they could have been revolutionary  After intense lobbying by defendant media lawyers and their newspaper clients, the ­Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has finally published the draft Defamation Bill. Broadly, it has been welcomed by the […]

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