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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.



European moves: 11 June 2015

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek arbitration head Marnix Leijten has been appointed as vice-president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris. Leijten is the first Dutch vice-president of the court. Central & Eastern Europe Gide Loyrette Nouel has announced […]

Employment law

Our team of experts is in a position to effectively deal with all employment matters which may arise, both on a national level, as well as on a European level. Advice is offered on acquisition and restructuring situations, the drafting of employment contracts and acquisition agreements, as well as consultancy in financial matters and negotiations. […]

Richard SImmons

Gender pay gap is down to more than a dearth of women at the top

When we sent out our salary survey questionnaire it attracted more than 6,000 responses. If there’s a larger salary survey in the market we’d like to know about it. What is certain is that the results in today’s issue (see the report, starting on page 10) plus the extended results online at The provide […]

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