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Monday 9th January 2023

On 1 January 2023, the Competition Act 1998 (Research and Development Agreements Block Exemption) Order 2022 (R&D BEO) and the Competition Act (Specialisation Agreements Block Exemption) Order 2022 (Specialisation Agreements BEO) came into force in the UK, replacing the retained EU regulations which expired on 31 December 2022.

This article summarises the policy background and key changes.

Thursday 5th January 2023

This article focuses on the draft adequacy decision that the EU has made to foster smoother trans-Atlantic data flows. It discusses what an adequacy decision is, the significance of this, the practicalities and process to follow, and concludes by assessing the possible impact that this will have on data flows between the UK and US.

Wednesday 4th January 2023

2023 will see a raft of UK legal and regulatory reform which will impact a range of organisations. In this article, Scott Rodger and Natasha Durkin from our Regulation and Markets team take a look at what is set to be a busy year of legal change ahead for competition and regulatory compliance.

Thursday 15th December 2022

The Advocate General has this morning proposed overturning the 2020 ruling of the EU General Court that the International Skating Union's rules on third party organised events amounted to a restriction of competition ‘by object’, but has left open the possibility that the rules might ultimately be found to constitute a restriction of competition ‘by effect’.

Tuesday 13th December 2022

King’s College London (KCL) and The Adjudication Society (AS) have collaborated to produce the first report of its kind on the success of adjudication in the UK, entitled 2022 Construction Adjudication in the United Kingdom: Tracing trends and guiding reform