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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.


Competition and EU

Our specialists steer clients through the complex and dynamic area of competition and EU law, wherever they are located or however they need to succeed in their market. From offices in the UK and in Brussels, they advise on merger control, intellectual property/competition law, interface, investigations into suspected competition law infringements, cartel investigations including ‘dawn […]

Julian Henwood

Henwood, Julian

Julian Henwood helps clients to successfully project manage and complete significant corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (both private M&A and public company takeovers), joint ventures and asset purchases and disposals. These multi-faceted transactions demand the skills of a lawyer who has years of experience of working seamlessly with the client’s in-house transaction team and […]

Private Client Practitioner lists Collyer Bristow pair in its Top 35 under 35

Collyer Bristow has announced that Peter Daniel and Alison Kempenaar have been listed in the Private Client Practitioner’s Top 35 under 35, designed to recognise and promote the rising stars in the private client professions. This is the fourth year in a row for Daniel and the second for Kempenaar. A champagne reception will be […]

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