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Going to market - consumer law update
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • June 9 2015

Our monthly review helps you to keep tabs on consumer law developments in New Zealand and overseas. This edition looks at the regulations to support

The customer’s always right how new UK consumer regulations will affect online digital content providers
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 8 2014

On 13 June 2014, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (the Regulations) will come into force

If you want to terminate, follow the contractual requirements
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2015

The case of Ticket2Final v Wigan Athletic highlights the need to comply fully with notice provisions when attempting to terminate a contract. It also

Company update
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 3 2014

In January’s company update we review three recent cases focussing respectively on interpretation of clauses which may be deemed as ‘penalty’ clauses

The Court of Appeal rules on the arbitrability of shareholders claim
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 8 2011

The question of the extent to which parties may agree to submit intra-corporate disputes, in particular claims under company legislation, to arbitration, has long created uncertainty

Top tips for sponsorship agreements
  • LK Shields
  • United Kingdom
  • May 5 2015

We learned this week that the FA Cup is likely to be renamed "the Emirates FA Cup"; following a sponsorship deal with Emirates Airlines that includes

Preview of 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 12 2012

2012 will herald some significant changes to the legal arena, notably in the corporate area in relation to the Prospectus Directive, board diversity and corporate governance and reporting; in dispute resolution in relation to the Government's reforms to the civil litigation costs and funding regime; and in energy, real estate and construction areas where there are major changes to the carbon reduction commitment energy efficiency scheme, changes to the energy performance certificates regime; and also the establishment of the Green Investment Bank

Luxury car “not a prize” if winner has to buy a bus ticket to collect it, CJEU claims
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 20 2012

In August 2011 the Court of Appeal referred the case of Purely Creative and Others v. Office of Fair Trading to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of paragraph 31 of Annex I to Directive 200529EC concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices (the “Unfair Commercial Practices Directive”

Misleading advertising in the UK leads to 13 months jail time - the market sees an increasingly tough approach to advertising regulation in the UK
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 22 2011

You may recall the recent scandal involving two brothers, Victor and Henry Mears, who promised an "amazing snow-covered Lapland village" to the consumers of Dorset only to deliver, in the words of Judge Mark Horton, "something that looked like an averagely-managed summer car boot sale"

Product and consumer news
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • May 13 2014

The Hong Kong Trade Descriptions (Unfair Trade Practices) (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 is now in force. The amendments extend the scope of the