The Realities of Trade After Brexit

As companies consider their strategies for life in a post-Brexit world, our study reveals the projected impact of hard Brexit in four sectors that are key to UK manufacturing and our clients: the automotive, consumer, healthcare and technology industries.

FCA Enforcement Increases by 75% – Mixed Messages for Senior Managers

The FCA has announced that there has been a 75% increase in the number of enforcement cases over the last year. At the same time, in an effort to disarm concerns about the enforcement of the new Senior Mangers Regime, the FCA has said that it wants to move away from a fear based culture of regulation.

UK: The Failure to Prevent Tax Evasion Offence – What Needs to be Done

Although firms will not be expected to have completed all aspects of implementation by 30 September, firms must move quickly to complete initial steps including risk assessments and implementation plans.

UK Decision Provides Useful Reminder on Carefully Navigating Privilege Protection in Multi-Jurisdiction Investigations

The UK Serious Fraud Office obtained a declaration that certain documents prepared during investigations by solicitors and forensic accountants into the activities of a UK-incorporated multinational corporation were not subject to legal professional privilege.

The vaccine liability case – ECJ lowers the standard of proof

In a recent judgment, the ECJ held that where there is a lack of scientific consensus, proving that a vaccine is defective may be established by "serious, specific and consistent" evidence, so long as national courts ensure that the burden of proof is not being disregarded.

Report on Brexit and Competition Law

The Brexit Competition Law Working Group has published its conclusions and recommendations on the implications of Brexit for UK competition law and policy.

Competition Law Enforcement Surges in the UK

The UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is delivering on its commitment to step up its enforcement of competition law.

Progress on product safety – UK Government publishes recommendations of its Working Group

The tragic Grenfell Tower firebrings into sharp focus the importance of having an effective product safety system in place. Prior to this event, the UK Government was already reviewing the UK's product safety and recall system.

Brexit update for product manufacturers and sellers

Following the start of negotiations between the United Kingdom and the remaining 27 EU Member States, there are two new Brexit-related publications which will be of interest to those manufacturing or selling products on the UK and EU-27 markets.

European Union introduces European Public Prosecutor’s Office to fight crimes against the EU

20 EU Member States agreed to implement the European Public Prosecutor's Office, a new European institution for the prosecution and investigation of crimes against the EU budget.

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