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OC Ventures Update | July 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of the OC Ventures update
Artificial intelligence

How will the new UK government resolve the conflict over AI development and IP rights?

Labour says it will find the right balance between innovation and ensuring creator protection but what might this look like
Dispute resolution

English High Court limits 'spurious' misuse of private information claims in data breaches

Judgment confirms that claimants must present substantive MPI claims to enable recovery of 'after the event' premiums
Life Sciences and Healthcare

From hemp to highs: an overview of cannabis and CBD legislation across Europe

What are the key differences and overlaps across the European regulatory frameworks?
Dispute resolution

UK courts' new EU case law departure powers due to enter into force later in 2024

New powers to depart from assimilated EU and domestic case law contained in the Retained EU Law Act are set
Financial Services

UK financial services firms weigh up legal and practical strategies for AML compliance

With anti-money laundering a top priority for the Financial Conduct Authority, what are the issues facing UK firms?
OC Ventures

From doctoral research to spin-out: a UK tech start-up's VC-backed international journey

IP, networking and seeking advice have been areas of focus for a chemical tech start-up on its path to fundraising
Financial Services

UK Financial Conduct Authority pushes through with landmark prosecution of 'finfluencers'

Businesses using 'finfluencers' to plug unauthorised financial promotions online face a reality check
OC Ventures

UK general election 2024: what would a Labour government mean for venture capital, start-ups and founders?

We explore the policies of the Labour Party, and how they may affect the ventures ecosystem
Energy and Utilities

The Energy Transition | Commentary suggests the UK is on its way to becoming a 'global solar superpower'

Welcome to our top picks of the latest energy regulatory and market developments in the UK's transition to net zero.
Infrastructure services

How to get ahead and avoid disputes prior to UK PFI handback

As projects enter a 'sunset' period, it is time to consider areas of potential dispute and how best to avoid