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Government plans for UK consumer and competition regimes

United Kingdom - May 23 2022 In July 2021, BEIS published a consultation on reforming competition and consumer policy. The consultation built on a 2018 Green Paper and…

EC Digital Services Act agreed

European Union - May 16 2022 The Digital Services package was proposed by the European Commission in December 2020. Comprising two flagship pieces of legislation, it is intended…

UK government set to regulate big tech

United Kingdom - May 16 2022 The UK government, like the EU, has been scrutinising the market dominance of the big tech businesses in online digital services, commissioning a…

'Drafting' and negotiating smart contracts - a whole new skill?

United Kingdom - May 9 2022 The Law Commission's report on smart legal contracts published in November 2021, concluded that the law of England and Wales is "sufficiently robust…

Political agreement reached on the EC Digital Markets Act

European Union - April 13 2022 The EC published its Digital Markets Act in December 2020. It is intended to regulate digital markets, effectively to help 'level…