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UK National Security and Investment Act – second Annual Report published

The UK Government has published its second Annual Report on the functioning of the National Security and Investment regime, providing high-level statistics on how the regime has functioned...


Ahead of the competition – the CMA takes initial steps to shape UK regulation of AI

Following the publication of the UK Government’s AI White Paper in March 2023, the CMA is becoming increasingly active in considering publicly the direction of AI regulation in the UK ...


The UK’s New Digital Markets Regime – DMCC Bill Deep Dive Part 1

On 25 April 2023, the UK Government published the long-awaited draft Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (the “Bill”). The Bill will introduce a broad range of...


Shots fired – AG Opinion supports enforcement of record EU ‘gun-jumping’ fine

An EU Advocate General has advised that an appeal brought by Altice should be dismissed in its entirety – in effect confirming the validity of a 2018 European Commission decision...


Power to the CMA – UK publishes flagship draft Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill

On 25 April 2023, the Government published the long-anticipated draft Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (the Bill), consolidating the results of two consultations launched in...

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Knowing me, knowing MoU: UK Government reaches agreement on parliamentary scrutiny of NSI regime

The highly anticipated Memorandum of Understanding on scrutiny of the Investment Security Unit (“ISU”) between the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee...

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Your secret is safe with me - CJEU extends Legal Professional Privilege under EU law

In December 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) made a preliminary ruling which will herald a significant, and welcome, impact on the treatment of...


Challenging decisions made under the UK National Security and Investment Act 2021: key considerations

This year will likely be significant in setting the ambit and intensity in which the High Court reviews decisions made by Government under the National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the ...


The (unchanging) path ahead for UK merger control in 2023

A speech delivered this week by the Chief Executive of the CMA provides insights into the competition watchdog's approach to merger control – reflecting on some of the most...

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