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  • MEPs Urge European Commission to Amend Draft UK Adequacy Decision

    On May 11, 2021, the European Parliament issued a press release requesting that the European Commission amend its draft decisions on UK adequacy to more closely align with EU court rulings and the opinion of the European Data Protection Board. The request came after the Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee passed a resolution evaluating the Commission’s approach regarding the adequacy of the UK’s data protection regime.

  • Handling Grievances webinar follow-up questions, Part 7 (UK)

    To conclude our series dealing with questions raised at our Handling Grievances webinar in April, here are our thoughts on three last queries around how events at grievance and investigation meetings are recorded. If the individual states they want to record the meeting, are we able to say no? In principle, yes. But consider the...

  • Draft SI – The Financial Markets and Insolvency (Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

    On 13 May 2021, there was published on legislation.gov.uk a draft of The Financial Markets and Insolvency (Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. The purpose of the draft statutory instrument is to ensure that there is continuity for UK firms and their customers who rely on EEA systems retaining settlement finality protection as a...

  • Emerging Trends in UK Competition Law Vlog Series – Part I: Merger Control

    Covington’s four-part video series offers snapshot briefings on key emerging trends in UK Competition Law. In the first part, James Marshall and Sophie Albrighton focus on current trends in merger control. They are joined by guest speaker Louise Nash, Corporate Partner in Covington’s London office with over 20 years’ experience of global acquisitions, divestitures and complex commercial transactions. No time...

  • Acas Issues Short Advice on Long Covid (UK)

    Clearly a quiet week over at Acas Towers, judging by all the detailed advice and reasoned analysis which doesn’t feature in its new two-page guidance note on long Covid (also referred to in the guidance as “long-tail Covid”, which is the same but with more feathers). The main thrust of the guidance is notionally to...

  • COVID-19 and UK Immigration: Home Office Extends Adjusted Right to Work Checks

    Following our blog a few weeks ago, the Home Office has this week confirmed that the ability to carry out adjusted right to work checks will now remain in place until 20 June 2021 (inclusive). The temporary measures introduced from 30 March last year have meant that instead of having to have sight of original...

  • Home Office delays change to RTW checks

    As an update to our recent post, the Home Office has now pushed back the date for the changes to Right to Work checks required by UK employers.  The new rules will now begin on 21 June rather than 18 May, as had previously been proposed. Please click here to read the update by James...

  • UK Bids: Why the ‘Reopening Trade’ May Result in a Flurry of Activity Particularly for Domestically Focused FTSE 250 Companies

    In the past week, two further potential bids were announced in relation to FTSE 250 companies – KKR’s potential bid for John Laing and Blackstone’s potential bid for St Modwen. This follows a number of recent bids for UK listed companies, many of which were launched following the announcement in November 2020 by Pfizer and...

  • UK Emissions Trading Scheme markets

    On 10 May 2021, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a new webpage explaining the supply of allowances in the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) in the early years of the scheme. The UK ETS went live on 1 January 2021, replacing the UK’s participation in the EU Emissions Trading...

  • FCA updated webpage – statement on the operation of the MiFID markets regime

    On 10 May 2021, the FCA updated its statement on the operation of the MiFID markets regime. The update provides that the FCA has published its non-equity transparency results for the UK. These results cover the 2021 annual bonds threshold assessment, the May 2021 quarterly bonds liquidity determination and the 2021 annual derivatives threshold and...

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  • International research sheds light on Escherichia coli

    On September 1, Medical Research News reported that an unprecedented picture of how bacteria latch on to human cells has been published by UK, French and US scientists. They have produced a finely detailed model of one of the tools used by some of the nastiest varieties of the stomach bug,...

  • Magazine selects world’s leading patent firms

    The UK magazine Managing Intellectual Property has announced the results of its survey of the leading patent firms worldwide. [Subscription required, but free trial available.] The survey polled IP practitioners in 57 countries for their picks for the best firms. The magazine followed the survey...

  • International Antitrust Highlights

    On July 29, the UK’s Competition Commission (“CC”) provisionally concluded that the proposed acquisition of London Stock Exchange plc (“LSE”) by Deutsche Bse AG or Euronext NV would substantially lessen competition. The CC found that either merger would make it more difficult for other exchanges...

  • Just what is E.coli O157?

    E. coli is a rather common bacterium that helps people to stay healthy. But strain O157, which is found in the intestines of people and cattle, can be potentially fatal. This potentially lethal strain first appeared in Britain in the 1980s and is technically known as Verocytotoxin-producing E.coli, ...

  • Campylobacter jejuni reveals genetic markers predictive of infection source

    November 1, 2005 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Volume 102, Number 44, 16043-16048 Olivia L. Champion *, Michael W. Gaunt *, Ozan Gundogdu *, Abdi Elmi *, Adam A. Witney {dagger}, Jason Hinds {dagger}, Nick Dorr Published: 01.nov.05 *Department of Infectious and Tropical...

  • Leading UK Private Schools Accused of Anti-Competitive Behavior

    On November 9, 2005, the UK’s antitrust regulator, the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) announced that it had issued a statement of objections to 50 of the UK’s leading private schools which set out the OFT’s provisional findings that the schools had infringed the Chapter I prohibition of the...

  • MERGING PARTIES FORECLOSED FROM OBTAINING CONFIDENTIAL GUIDANCE AND INFORMAL ADVICE FROM BRITAIN’S OFFICE OF FAIR TRADING

    The United Kingdom’s Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”), the primary UK government agency for enforcing laws protecting competition and consumer welfare, will no longer provide confidential guidance and informal advice on potential mergers not yet made public, it announced last November.1 Previously,...

  • Lawyers may quiver at this:

    Only change is certain! And, of course, every change brings with it opportunity – for someone! Here’s a quote from a recent article in London that should have lawyers quivering who think that law is only a profession and not a business as well: “As reported by the The Lawyer (6 February), former...

  • Hepatitis outbreak at school ; Four children hit by liver virus

    March 10, 2006 My.accenture.com Jane Woodhead Source: Liverpool Echo (UK) A hepatitis outbreak has struck down four children at a Merseyside school and five staff members have also been hit by the liver virus at Lander Road primary in Litherland. All 215 pupils and staff will receive injections and ...

  • Strategic planning is important for the small firm as well

    Much of the business theory developed by academics comes from – and applies to – big corporate businesses. It rarely sits easily with small firms or professional practices. Yet strategy is important. Laurie Young, a consultant in the UK, wrote an interesting article that appeared in LegalWeek. The...