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ESG and UK Public Procurement: Carbon Reduction Requirements

United Kingdom - July 15 2021 As part of national plans to cut carbon emissions, the UK Cabinet Office released a Procurement Policy Note on 5 June 2021 (“PPN 06/21“, or the…

James Harrison, Ross McKeown

Bidders for large UK public procurement contracts must commit to net zero by 2050

United Kingdom - July 5 2021 In April 2021, the UK Government announced plans to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, as part of the longer-term agenda to achieve a minimum of…

Tim Baines, James Harrison

UK Public Procurement from 1 January 2021

European Union, United Kingdom - February 10 2021 In this update we discuss the key legal and practical changes faced by UK/EU suppliers competing for regulated contracts after the end of the Brexit…

Julian Ellison, James Harrison

Algorithms and consumer harm: CMA publishes new research paper and launches call for information

United Kingdom - January 26 2021 The Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") has published a new research paper: 'Algorithms: How they can reduce competition and harm consumers'…

Alexandra Aninoiu, Ondrej Hajda, James Harrison

The European Commission's review of the EU competition law regime applicable to vertical agreements

European Union - October 21 2020 The European Commission ("Commission") is reviewing the application of EU competition law to distribution, purchasing and other so-called 'vertical'…

Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Julian Ellison, David Harrison