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The UK's Autumn Statement 2013

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the 2013 Autumn Statement today. As last year, the UK Government had to balance competing political and economic tensions, especially with an election less than 18 months away.
A hacker's activity – who bears the cost?

A case note analysing the Technology and Construction Court’s recent decision in Frontier Systems Ltd (t/a Voiceflex) v Frip Finishing Ltd [2014] EWHC 1907 (TCC).

Abusive loyalty rebate schemes come under the competition spotlight again

Exclusive rebates have once again come under fire from competition authorities in Europe, this time by the Swiss Competition Commission.

Commission issues guidance on disclosure of documents from its case file in damages actions

The European Commission has responded to questions on disclosure from the English High Court in relation to UK private damages actions against MasterCard.

Bring it on: UK private equity supports enhanced disclosure under the Walker Guidelines

The British private equity community has declared itself willing to take on enhanced disclosure requirements on a par with the latest rules for listed companies in its response to the GMG's recent consultation on the Walker Guidelines.

Gaming sector faces increased consumer protection

European Commission adopts Recommendation on the protection of consumers and players of online gambling services and the prevention of minors from gambling

Digibet does not answer real question

The CJEU has issued its decision in the Digibet case concerning questions referred by the German Federal Court.

Russian Sanctions: EU extends sanctions with more wide ranging trade restrictions imminent

The EU has further extended the list of Russian sanctions targets, bringing the total number of blacklisted parties to 87 individuals and 20 entities.

Workplace Wisdoms: Zero hour workers - free to play the field

Employment law podcast on the latest Government “ban” on zero hour contracts, and whether it really changes anything.

Patents Court considers stay claim relating to sustained release pramipexole patent

The Court has applied re-cast guidance on stays of patent proceedings, with undertakings offered by the Defendant ‘tipping the balance’ in favour of a stay.

AIFMD-Day

A landmark date in the calendar for implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive passed this week and ESMA has issued a revised “Q&A” answering some crucial questions about the scope and effect of various AIFMD provisions

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