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Government consults on exclusion from public contracts for late payment of sub-contractors

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has launched a consultation on its proposals to consider suppliers' "approach to payment of subcontractors" as part of the selection criteria for public contracts valued...

Written on: 24 May 2018


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The Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018: how will they apply in practice?

What is the background to these regulations? The EU Network and Information Systems Directive, (EU) 2016/1148 (the NIS Directive) is the incoming EU regime designed to ensure that: member states...

Written on: 24 May 2018


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FCA publishes its Business Plan for 2018/19

On 9 April 2018, the FCA published its business plan for 2018/19. The annual business plan provides details of the specific areas of work the FCA is prioritising for the...

Written on: 24 May 2018


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Claims management regulation: consultation on secondary regulations

The government has opened a consultation on proposed secondary legislation that would transfer the regulation of claims management companies (CMCs) from the Ministry of Justice to the FCA. Primary legislation...

Written on: 24 May 2018


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Commission fines Altice Group €125.5M for early implementation of its proposed acquisition of PT Portugal

In an important reminder of the importance of receiving merger control clearance before implementing transactions, the European Commission has announced that it is to impose a €125.5M fine on the...

Written on: 23 May 2018


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European Commission announces first piece of cross-platform regulation to ensure online platforms and search engines deal fairly with other businesses

The European Commission has announced the first piece of cross platform regulation which aims to ensure that online platforms and search engines deal fairly with other businesses. Context The European...

Written on: 23 May 2018


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Vertical mergers in the technology sector

The European Commission recently announced that it was conducting an in-depth investigation into Apple's proposed acquisition of UK-based music-recognition service Shazam. This is despite the transaction failing to meet the...

Written on: 23 May 2018


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Key messages for developers, investors and building owners from Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

https://youtu.be/sTSqrP6QU2U The eagerly awaited final report following the independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt has now been published. The report recommends a step-change...

Written on: 21 May 2018


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“Exceptional” appeal overturns law on oral contract variations

"Modern litigation rarely raises truly fundamental issues in the law of contract. This appeal is exceptional. It raises two of them." So starts a judgment that establishes itself as an...

Written on: 21 May 2018


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