All Insights https://www.osborneclarke.com/ en Thu, 23 May 2024 19:24:32 +0100 Wed, 08 Nov 2023 14:20:02 +0000 International Funds Legal Update | 8 November 2023 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/international-funds-legal-update-8-november-2023 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_001.jpg?VersionId=DcHvflLJQ7EFMmbxqof2Zpxmp34kT003' /><br /><p><strong>The future of the UK regime for asset management, assessment of value requirements, liquidity management rules, and more</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 08 Nov 2023 14:20:02 +0000 All Insights What are the pitfalls of modification clauses for tech businesses in Poland? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/what-are-pitfalls-modification-clauses-tech-businesses-poland &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/OC_KI_02_006.jpg?VersionId=Q_b04RcoEopWoeqO2gISYhgAl0HyZ4x3' /><br /><p><strong>Platforms in Poland face strict consumer protection rules when changing contract terms</strong></p> ]]&gt; Tue, 22 Aug 2023 10:38:25 +0100 All Insights Polish watchdog investigates practices in the fast-moving consumer goods sector https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/polish-watchdog-investigates-practices-fast-moving-consumer-goods-sector &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/RC_retail_transaction.jpg?VersionId=kJOmknxUFT1UgWB5pZjk.f88TDFdUJgq' /><br /><p><strong>Businesses face new legal challenges over dark patterns practices and need to take notice of consumer protection regulations</strong></p> ]]&gt; Fri, 16 Jun 2023 15:04:11 +0100 All Insights Polish consumer watchdog has an eye on unfair complaint processes and future AI use https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/polish-consumer-watchdog-has-eye-unfair-complaint-processes-and-future-ai-use &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/29/OC_KI_088.jpg?VersionId=IqAaIPEJ2dfVTgVeuFhtihR51KfStFIa' /><br /><p><strong>Entrepreneurs should remember that the complaint procedure may not limit consumer rights</strong></p> ]]&gt; Wed, 26 Apr 2023 11:33:40 +0100 All Insights EU consumer group calls for ban on food climate-neutral claims https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/eu-consumer-group-calls-ban-food-climate-neutral-claims &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/21/09/10/energy2.jpg?VersionId=jGBwKqQ29zeZ3ANCRA0g2CbBxxZfuUnS' /><br /><p><strong>Advertisers need to be cautious about carbon-neutral food claims amid an increasing desire to crackdown on greenwashing</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 21 Apr 2023 13:14:26 +0100 All Insights Permanent promotions mislead consumers, says Poland's consumer protection watchdog https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/permanent-promotions-mislead-consumers-says-polands-consumer-protection-watchdog &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/OC_KI_02_006.jpg?VersionId=Q_b04RcoEopWoeqO2gISYhgAl0HyZ4x3' /><br /><p><strong>Promotions cannot be advertised without time limits as it can create a false impression in consumers and constitute dark pattern</strong></p> ]]&gt; Tue, 04 Apr 2023 09:48:28 +0100 All Insights International Funds Legal Update | 31 March 2023 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/international-funds-legal-update-31-march-2023 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_022.jpg?VersionId=txqsSQcC_sRPe3rt52na9FkaLtw2_mvy' /><br /><p><strong>FCA delays the UK's sustainability disclosure rules, Spring Budget 2023, and the economic climate and EU funds</strong></p> ]]&gt; Fri, 31 Mar 2023 16:57:39 +0100 All Insights UK government moves to regulate promotion of cryptoassets https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-government-moves-regulate-promotion-cryptoassets &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/29/OC_KI_091.jpg?VersionId=jSe5JbEzEofedfQRJo9twM5H7ePp2zCk' /><br /><p><strong>Marketing of in-scope digital assets will be subject to restriction long familiar to wider financial services sector&nbsp;</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 30 Mar 2023 15:41:28 +0100 All Insights Europe steps up 'greenwashing' vigilance with new directive proposal https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/europe-steps-greenwashing-vigilance-new-directive-proposal &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/E%26U_%20offshore_wind_farm.jpg?VersionId=uBPTAebjYLTW_ZgevOWU1MOZzxuFLNUS' /><br /><p><strong>What does a Green Claims Directive mean for business and what is the regulatory 'state of play' in Europe and the UK?</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 23 Mar 2023 16:04:32 +0000 All Insights Financial Conduct Authority lays down clear priorities for UK payments sector https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/financial-conduct-authority-lays-down-clear-priorities-uk-payments-sector &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/01/04/REI_buildings_canary_wharf.jpg?VersionId=qw_aTWV4aJry48H46oLCSxe3i12RTeee' /><br /><p><strong>UK financial services regulator warns of 'unacceptable risk' that some payments firms pose to customers and the financial system's stability</strong></p> ]]&gt; Thu, 23 Mar 2023 14:48:27 +0000 All Insights Polish consumer watchdog targets e-commerce in the entertainment industry  https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/polish-consumer-watchdog-targets-e-commerce-entertainment-industry &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/OC_KI_02_007.jpg?VersionId=J0q_u53JUnYq4LTaGUtjpw93ln.AOior' /><br /><p><strong>Companies must pay attention to whether they communicate online with the consumer in a comprehensive manner</strong></p> ]]&gt; Wed, 22 Mar 2023 17:01:10 +0000 All Insights New rules on advertisements for virtual currencies in Belgium  https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/new-rules-advertisements-virtual-currencies-belgium &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/10/19/FS_stock_market_display_screen.jpg?VersionId=x1S1r0EOAhOYO7cul_h8qo2Fe_Okzobv' /><br /><p><strong>Reforms coming into force in May will provide a new legal framework for cryptocurrency ads to protect Belgian consumers</strong></p>]]&gt; Tue, 21 Mar 2023 13:54:13 +0000 All Insights Consumer credit reform in the UK: where now? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/consumer-credit-reform-uk-where-now &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_022.jpg?VersionId=txqsSQcC_sRPe3rt52na9FkaLtw2_mvy' /><br /><p><strong>A consultation response is likely later in 2023 but reform could transform consumer and small business finance markets</strong></p> ]]&gt; Mon, 20 Mar 2023 13:19:25 +0000 All Insights Italy implements the 'Omnibus' Directive  https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/italy-implements-omnibus-directive &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/RC_retail_transaction.jpg?VersionId=kJOmknxUFT1UgWB5pZjk.f88TDFdUJgq' /><br /><p><strong>New information requirements, unfair commercial practices and sanctions are among the provisions that apply from April</strong></p> ]]&gt; Mon, 20 Mar 2023 10:52:35 +0000 All Insights UK's Ofcom opens consultation on HFSS advertising restrictions https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uks-ofcom-opens-consultation-hfss-advertising-restrictions &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/RC_retail_transaction.jpg?VersionId=kJOmknxUFT1UgWB5pZjk.f88TDFdUJgq' /><br /><p><strong>The ASA has been confirmed as the regulator primarily responsible for enforcement, including for material online</strong></p> ]]&gt; Mon, 06 Mar 2023 15:32:04 +0000 All Insights Dark patterns and sustainability remain a target for Poland's consumer protection authority https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/dark-patterns-and-sustainability-remain-target-polands-consumer-protection-authority &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/RC_retail_transaction.jpg?VersionId=kJOmknxUFT1UgWB5pZjk.f88TDFdUJgq' /><br /><p><strong>Entrepreneurs in Poland need to be aware that consumer protection probes and proceedings are not slowing down</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 15 Feb 2023 17:25:21 +0000 All Insights Enforcement risks mount in Germany for comparison and intermediary platforms https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/enforcement-risks-mount-germany-comparison-and-intermediary-platforms &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/OC_KI_02_006.jpg?VersionId=Q_b04RcoEopWoeqO2gISYhgAl0HyZ4x3' /><br /><p><strong>German watchdog is pursuing misleading behaviour and lack of transparency on ranking, reviews and market coverage</strong></p> ]]&gt; Wed, 08 Feb 2023 09:38:04 +0000 All Insights A new reality dawns for Polish e-commerce in 2023 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/new-reality-dawns-polish-e-commerce-2023 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/20/06/11/OC_KI_090.jpg?VersionId=ZU0MDhOt.l54pNqIRThAWchX8fuM2ljo' /><br /><p><strong>Businesses and consumers in Poland will need to adjust to the implementation of three new European regulations</strong></p> ]]&gt; Tue, 10 Jan 2023 10:59:56 +0000 All Insights UK regulators ask how AI and Big Tech can transform financial services https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-regulators-ask-how-ai-and-big-tech-can-transform-financial-services &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/01/04/FS_stock_market_display_screen.jpg?VersionId=iQDWv6hKcvOiVBI.ATrB1tMaM5nmKE5B' /><br /><p><strong>Is reform needed following Big Tech's entry into financial services and the introduction of AI and machine learning?</strong></p> ]]&gt; Fri, 25 Nov 2022 12:32:33 +0000 All Insights UK to legislate to empower Digital Markets Unit and to protect consumers https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-legislate-empower-digital-markets-unit-and-protect-consumers &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_002.jpg?VersionId=42wkNNReMeiIbHBA_5aYKbUpr4tKXZSU' /><br /><p><strong>The government will update consumer law and equip the new unit with powers to regulate powerful digital firms&nbsp;</strong></p>]]&gt; Mon, 21 Nov 2022 15:41:23 +0000 All Insights A New Deal for UK consumers? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/new-deal-uk-consumers &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/18/07/03/RC_woman_shopping.jpg?VersionId=N7i0oDbjyjvBzs0gBTTA6X.RUQobGww0' /><br /><p>A government consultation is proposing an overhaul of UK consumer and competition law policy.</p> ]]&gt; Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:57:48 +0100 All Insights Mobility as a Service Podcast | What are the consumer law considerations in MaaS? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/mobility-service-podcast-consumer-law-considerations-maas &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/21/03/12/MaaS-website-banner.png?VersionId=6r0ZwYJOcU_DIYJgWaMEMyp.TJos7uI0' /><br />]]&gt; Mon, 12 Apr 2021 14:26:38 +0100 All Insights OC Consumer Briefing | What implications does the New Deal for Consumers have for the "dual quality" products sold in the EU and what steps do businesses need to take to comply? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/oc-consumer-briefing-implications-new-deal-consumers-dual-quality-products-sold-eu-steps-businesses-need-take-comply <p>The New Deal for Consumers introduces new legislation designed to protect consumers from receiving goods which are of an inferior quality to those sold in other member states – so-called "dual quality" goods. The new rules will force manufacturers to address differences in composition or specification or to increase transparency for consumers in relation to "dual quality" products.</p> Wed, 17 Mar 2021 09:51:59 +0000 All Insights What is the New Deal For Consumers? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/new-deal-consumers &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/18/07/03/RC_retail_transaction.jpg?VersionId=PIX54bTPlesYcx1Vq8PfSgexorYhGDVc' /><br /><p>As the 'New Deal for Consumers' navigates the EU's legislative process, what is the progress so far, what prompted the directive and what does this means for European business?</p> ]]&gt; Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:51:27 +0000 All Insights Are you getting ready for the New Deal for Consumers? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/getting-ready-new-deal-consumers &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/18/07/03/GEN_press_interview.jpg?VersionId=JG.sR8vL82d3RI69aP1_Jnz9Xt4lY5yY' /><br /><p>It's time to start planning for the reforms that are introducing 'GDPR level' fines for breaches of consumer law – using the lessons from GDPR compliance projects</p> ]]&gt; Thu, 08 Oct 2020 18:28:40 +0100 All Insights