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The UK’s bid to be at the centre of a global AI regulatory framework

A few months after the UK Government published a White Paper on its approach to artificial intelligence regulation and invited comments from stakeholders, the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has ...


Power to the CMA – UK publishes flagship draft Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill

On 25 April 2023, the Government published the long-anticipated draft Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (the Bill), consolidating the results of two consultations launched in...

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Knowing me, knowing MoU: UK Government reaches agreement on parliamentary scrutiny of NSI regime

The highly anticipated Memorandum of Understanding on scrutiny of the Investment Security Unit (“ISU”) between the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee...

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Your secret is safe with me - CJEU extends Legal Professional Privilege under EU law

In December 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) made a preliminary ruling which will herald a significant, and welcome, impact on the treatment of...

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Your interactive guide to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill proposes to revoke (“sunset”) EU law that automatically became part of UK law when the UK was a member of the EU, and the EU law ...

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Commercial Claims before the European Court of Human Rights: Another tool in the toolkit

Companies can bring human rights claims against States that are parties to the European Convention on Human Rights (the “Convention”) before the European Court of Human Rights...


Challenging decisions made under the UK National Security and Investment Act 2021: key considerations

This year will likely be significant in setting the ambit and intensity in which the High Court reviews decisions made by Government under the National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the ...


The (unchanging) path ahead for UK merger control in 2023

A speech delivered this week by the Chief Executive of the CMA provides insights into the competition watchdog's approach to merger control – reflecting on some of the most...


D’oh! CMA unwinds Cerelia’s acquisition of the Jus-Rol dough-to-bake business

The CMA has concluded that a merger between the two largest suppliers of ready to bake products to UK grocery retailers should be unwound, highlighting the risks of choosing to complete...

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