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At long last - government to start cracking down on dodgy cosmetic surgeons
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • August 26 2016

In a long overdue but very welcome development for patients of cosmetic surgery, the government is finally taking steps to tighten regulation


Data security breaches: what is your liability?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • September 27 2011

Serious cyber attacks on multinational companies’ data networks are increasing in scale and frequency.


Court of Appeal seeks guidance from Europe on an insurer's right of recovery under the Road Traffic Act 1988
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 26 2010

The Court of Appeal has asked for guidance from the Court of Justice of the European Union on the compatibility with Community law of a provision in the Road Traffic Act 1988 (the RTA) governing an insurer's right of recovery.


Ship-Source Pollution Directive
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 31 2009

The Merchant Shipping (Implementation of Ship-Source Pollution Directive) Regulations 2009 (20091210) come into force on the 1st of July 2009.


UK issues draft legislation to strengthen its anti-bribery and corruption prosecution efforts
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2009

Taking another critical step in its efforts to fight corruption and bribery, on March 25, 2009, the UK government introduced draft legislation aimed at reforming the existing anti-bribery laws, which have been subject to direct and sharp criticism from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s ("OECD") Working Group on Bribery (the "Working Group").


The Government's Bribery Bill
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 1 2009

On 25 March the Government published its Bribery Bill.


Choice of law clauses for non-contractual claims the impact of Rome II
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • March 30 2009

A recent European Union Regulation (EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 8642007, known as Rome II) allows parties to commercial contracts to choose the law that will apply to certain non-contractual disputes between them.


The Environmental Liability Directive and its impact on property development
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2009

The Environmental Liability Directive is now implemented in England.


Law Commission publishes policy statement on status of intermediaries in consumer insurance contract law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2009

As part of its ongoing review of insurance contract law, the Law Commission has recently published a policy statement on the passing of pre-contract information from consumer to insurer.


Bribery and corruption: past, present and a possible future
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 25 2009

The Law Commission has published its final Report on reforming the laws against bribery.