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  • International Antitrust Highlights

    On January 26, the UK’s Competition Commission concluded that the acquisition by Emap plc (“Emap”) of ABU Building Data Limited (“ABU”) will result in a substantial lessening of competition with the merged entity controlling approximately 70% of the supply of construction project information and...

  • Law firm with blog : ‘We’re not your father’s Oldsmobile’

    Last Sunday’s Times (UK) brings a story on law firm blogs entitled ‘A blog shows we are not a stuffy, old-style firm.’ Here’s a few quotes from the story. From Andy Haven, a US legal marketing consultanat: Blogging is to public relations what e-mails are to letters and is one of the most important...

  • Chapter 15: The Bankruptcy Code’s New Cross-Border Insolvency Rules

    Chris Laughton, a UK insolvency practitioner and publisher of InsolvencyBlog.com, has a number of recent posts on the adoption in the UK of the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency (“Model Law”), a 1997 effort by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”). That got me...

  • UK Will Develop Responsible NanoCode for Business

    On July 23, 2007, the United Kingdom (UK) Royal Society issued a press release entitled “’Responsible NanoCode’ for business to be developed.” The press release states: “An initiative to develop a ‘Responsible NanoCode‘ for businesses working with nanotechnologies has been launched by the Royal...

  • UK Guardian Article: Why Delaware And New York Get Largest Chapter 11 Case, And Why Chicago Does Not

    The Guardian has an article about the dominance of Delaware and New York when it comes to large Chapter 11 cases. The choice of judge and court is often seen as particularly important in bankruptcy cases where there are no juries and limited ability to appeal the decisions made by that judge.  On...

  • Sheep Droppings Plus Mud Equals Campylobacter Outbreak At Wales Bike Race

    Last March when we wrote here about an outbreak of Campylobacter being attributed to the mud in a bike race up in British Columbia, we thought it was a one-time weird event. We were wrong. It has happened again. We have this report from  Wales via Metro. Co.UK: “Mud contaminated with sheep faeces...

  • New Report Finds Much Room For Improvement in EU Data Protection Law

    On May 12, 2009, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released a much anticipated report authored by the RAND Corporation assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) (the “Directive), the main source of privacy legislation in Europe. While...

  • No More Red Tape: MHRA Awaits Tougher Sanctioning Powers in the UK

    Article originally published in RAJ Devices, September/October 2009 The UK government in 2004 asked Philip Hampton, a leading businessman, to lead a review of regulatory inspection and enforcement across a number of the country’s regulatory agencies. The report of the review, called the Hampton...

  • New UK government website for public access to official data

    The UK government has announced plans to launch a new website www.data.gov.uk , which will allow public access to official data, and has called on web-founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee, to assist.  The website aims to improve transparency and will be similar to the US site ‘data.gov’, which already...

  • UK Asbestos Death Rates Are Growing; Asbestos Science Seminar Next Week

    The BBC reported today that asbestos-related disease is the largest single cause of work-related deaths in the UK, with annual deaths at around 2,000 per year.  Why so many deaths in such a small country ? Much of the answer has to do with the amount of amphibole fiber use, according to Dr. Julian...

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