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30/07/2021
CMS Life Sci­ences & Health­care Glob­al Bro­chure
With big deals fuel­ling re­cord levels of M&A activ­ity, a steady stream of in­nov­at­ive and dis­rupt­ive tech­no­lo­gies, new and in­creas­ingly com­plex reg­u­lat­ory chal­lenges and a thriv­ing start-up com­munity...
30/07/2021
Plastics and pack­aging laws in the United King­dom
The laws out­lined in this sec­tion are prin­cip­ally sim­il­ar across the UK. However, as the UK com­prises a num­ber of de­volved ad­min­is­tra­tions, for con­veni­ence we have primar­ily set out the po­s­i­tion in Eng­land...
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29/07/2021
In­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion law and rules in Eng­land and Wales
There is a no­tori­ously high hurdle to over­come in or­der suc­cess­fully to chal­lenge an ar­bit­ra­tion award un­der Eng­lish law. In fig­ures pub­lished by the Com­mer­cial Court in 2018, 112 chal­lenges were brought...
29/07/2021
The fu­ture of sports data
Worth over US$1 bil­lion in 2020 and pro­jec­ted to be worth US$5 bil­lion by 2026, it is safe to say that sports data rights is a large and grow­ing busi­ness which brings cross-in­dustry en­gage­ment from sport­ing...
29/07/2021
Court of Ap­peal in Sky v SkyKick re­duces scope of bad faith and con­firms...
The Court of Ap­peal on 26 Ju­ly 2021 has over­turned the High Court’s rul­ing that Sky’s trade marks were par­tially in­val­id for bad faith, and con­firmed that SkyKick in­fringed Sky’s trade marks. High...
29/07/2021
SFO se­cures two fur­ther DPAs for UK Bribery Act of­fences
On 19 Ju­ly 2021, Mrs Justice May ap­proved two de­ferred pro­sec­u­tion agree­ments (“DPAs”) between the Ser­i­ous Fraud Of­fice (“SFO”) and two un­named UK lim­ited com­pan­ies. These DPAs come hot on the...
29/07/2021
Re­view of Foot­ball Gov­ernance is­sue in­ter­im find­ings and re­com­mend­a­tions
Over the last few months, a pan­el of ex­perts have been in­volved in set­ting up and run­ning an in­de­pend­ent re­view of foot­ball gov­ernance. The Gov­ern­ment led re­view Pan­el have heard over 100 hours of or­al...
29/07/2021
Prac­tic­al steps to sup­port trans em­ploy­ees in the work­place
In the third and fi­nal law-now in our series about sup­port­ing trans em­ploy­ees we dis­cuss the prac­tic­al steps em­ploy­ers can take to ad­apt their policies and pro­cesses and train staff. In our pre­vi­ous Law-Nows...
28/07/2021
The Road to net zero – High­ways Eng­land’s plan for de­car­bon­isa­tion by 2050
In light of the UK’s trans­port de­car­bon­isa­tion plan, and the tar­gets and am­bi­tions re­quired to meet the UK’s net-zero tar­gets (the “De­car­bon­isa­tion Plan”), High­ways Eng­land has is­sued its com­pre­hens­ive ...
28/07/2021
In­ter­im meas­ures in Eng­land and Wales
1. Ap­plic­able Law 1.1 The Civil Pro­ced­ure Rules 1.1.1 The two primary stat­utory sources of law gov­ern­ing court pro­ced­ure in Eng­land and Wales are the Seni­or Courts Act 1981 and the County Courts Act...
28/07/2021
More change for net­work char­ging - Ac­cess and For­ward-look­ing Char­ging...
On 18 Decem­ber 2018, Ofgem launched a Sig­ni­fic­ant Code Re­view (“SCR”) in re­la­tion to net­work ac­cess and for­ward-look­ing charges (see our pre­vi­ous Law-Now cov­er­ing the SCR here). Fol­low­ing its re­view...
28/07/2021
All’s fair in foot­ball and ar­bit­ra­tion: Court of Ap­peal or­ders pub­lic­a­tion...
The re­cent judg­ment handed down by the Court of Ap­peal (the “CoA”) in Manchester City Foot­ball Club Ltd v The Foot­ball As­so­ci­ation Premi­er League Ltd & Oth­ers [2021] EW­CA Civ 1110 saw the Court of...