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Blocked: UK Government uses new powers to block deal raising national security concerns

The UK Government this week prohibited the acquisition of intellectual property owned by the University of Manchester by a Chinese company – marking the first time the UK Government...

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Blocked: UK Government uses new powers to block deal raising national security concerns

The UK Government this week prohibited the acquisition of intellectual property owned by University of Manchester by a Chinese company – marking the first time the UK Government has...

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HL Tech and Tel: UK Online Safety Bill

For the latest installment of our HL Tech and Tel Tuesday series our Tech and Telecoms Sector Group Lead, Mark Brennan, interviews two of our strategic lawyers on the latest developments...

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National Security and Investment Act: first Annual Report published

The UK Government has published its first Annual Report on the functioning of the recently implemented National Security and Investment regime, which gives the Government the power to...

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The Right to Buy extension – third time lucky?

In times of strife politicians like to have a sheaf of oven-ready policies in their back pocket in case they need a positive headline. It came as little surprise, then, when the Prime ...

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UK’s Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Order goes live - heralding a new age of vertical divergence?

The UK’s new Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Order (VABEO), the long awaited replacement to the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER – which was retained in the UK under ...

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UK competition reforms: new CMA powers confirmed

The UK Government recently announced a series of reforms for strengthening the UK competition regime, including measures that will increase penalties for non-compliance, speed up antitrust...

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UK government publishes updated Online Safety Bill

On 17 March 2022, the UK Government introduced the Online Safety Bill to Parliament. The Online Safety Bill will regulate providers of: services which host user-generated content...

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UK Utilities regulation: a brave new world?

The UK Government has formally fired the starting gun on the refresh of its approach to economic regulation of the utilities sectors.

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