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Have your say | How should competition law apply to the digital economy?

Three separate recent developments confirm the focus of competition authorities across Europe on the digital sector, but also highlight the wider question of whether competition law is fit for purpose...

Written on: 2 Oct 2018

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New rules on billing limits to avoid “bill shock”

Hannah Drew and Jon Fell discuss the new rules allowing UK mobile phone customers to apply bill caps to their accounts — what does this mean for customers, businesses and...

Written on: 1 Oct 2018

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Law Commission consulting on major reforms to leasehold enfranchisement

On 20 September 2018, the Law Commission published its consultation paper on leasehold enfranchisement reforms.  The proposals put forward by the Law Commission are wide-ranging and aim to address the...

Written on: 1 Oct 2018

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UK Regulatory Update | September 2018

UK Regulatory Update | September 2018 Welcome to the latest edition of our Regulatory Update. In this edition, we return to one of the most talked about, and most widely...

Written on: 28 Sep 2018

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Ofcom fines Royal Mail £50m for abuse of dominant position

Dominant position Royal Mail has been able to charge fees to wholesale customers for the provision of bulk-mail delivery services across the UK since 2012, when it was granted commercial...

Written on: 27 Sep 2018

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What would a no-deal Brexit mean for the protection of IP rights?

The headline news is that owners of most EU IP rights will not lose protection when the UK leaves the EU, though there are still gaps in the detail of...

Written on: 25 Sep 2018

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Proposed copyright Directive: European Parliament adopts its position

The European Parliament voted in favour of modernising the EU Copyright Directive to better reflect the digital domain and online content. The Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip,...

Written on: 24 Sep 2018

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The Great British Break Off: Key considerations for AIFMs preparing for a “no deal” Brexit

This article looks at the latest guidance published for asset managers (and financial services firms, generally) in relation to the UK’s departure from the European Union and the preparation for...

Written on: 21 Sep 2018

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Ofcom proposing new rules for end-of-contract notifications for mobile, landline, broadband and Pay TV customers

Ofcom is consulting on new rules to require providers of mobile, fixed line phone, broadband and/or pay TV services (standalone or as a bundle) to pro-actively notify their consumer and...

Written on: 21 Sep 2018

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