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By Carolyn Pepper, Jess Parry
Recently, three British MPs went to Canada on a fact-finding cross-party trip to consider the effects of a more relaxed regulatory environment in respect of cannabis.
By Brett Hillis, Alexander Murawa, Christos Antoniou
On 31 July 2019, the UK FCA published its final guidance on the types of cryptoassets that fall within the FCA's current regulatory framework, clarifying the resulting obligations for firms...
By Carlene Nicol, Michael Smith
At the end of 2018, a report from a committee of the UK parliament called on employers and regulators to take a more proactive role in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, Philip Thomas, Howard Womersley Smith, Katalina Bateman, John O'Brien
The UK's new prime minister, Boris Johnson, has vowed that the UK will leave the EU on October 31, 2019.
By Jeb Clulow
The Court of Appeal in Classic Maritime Inc. v Limbungan Makmur SDN BHD and Another [2019] EWCA Civ 1102 contrasted the circumstances in which an exceptions clause
By Gerard Stegmaier
The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) recent $5 billion settlement with Facebook is unprecedented in multiple respects:
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, John O'Brien
Unsurprisingly in the year of the GDPR, the ICO has been busy.
By Robin Jeffcott, Carl De Cicco, Sarah McFetridge
In an eagerly awaited decision, the Supreme Court gave its judgment on the meaning of wording commonly used in non-compete post-termination restrictions and the possibility
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, John O'Brien
Avid readers of this blog (and we trust there are many of you!) will recall that the UK government recently published a white paper. The white paper sets out the UK government's
By Sally-Ann Underhill, Nicole Cheung (Trainee)
The Court of Appeal's decision in Ark Shipping Co LLC v. Silverburn Shipping (IOM) Ltd, "ARCTIC" [2019] EWCA Civ 1161, provides a clear statement of the principles of construction, and how they are applied in...
By Elle Todd
On July 3, 2019 the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) published an updated guidance on the use of cookies. Although the guidance confirms
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, Nona Keyhani
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced a £100,000 fine imposed on the telecoms company, EE Limited (EE), for breaching the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR).
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, Eleanor Brooks
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently published an invitation to take part in its market study into online platforms and the digital advertising market in the UK.
By Andreas Splittgerber, Sven Schonhofen LL.M., Dr. Alexander Hardinghaus, LL.M.
In a late night session on 28 June 2019, the German Parliament (Bundestag) passed the Second GDPR Implementation Act (2. Datenschutz-Anpassungs-und-Umsetzungsgesetz EU
By Brett Hillis, Alexander Murawa, Christos Antoniou
On 3 July 2019, the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA") published its consultation paper on a proposed ban on the sale
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