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Russia: Businesses Await Product Liability Class Actions

From 1 October 2019, Russian consumers will be able to sue businesses by way of group (class) actions uniting people with identical claims to...

Australia : ACCC’s Increased Focus on The Appropriate Handling and Disclosure of Personal Information

The boundary between consumer protection and privacy regulation is being scrutinised and challenged by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), as the collection...

Product Life Cycle Compliance & Risk Management

ECJ ruling on definition of waste in the context of consumer electronics The Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ”) published a decision on...

South Africa: Redesigning Legal Services in Africa

Investors in Africa face an increasingly complex business environment, with numerous geopolitical and economic risks to consider, as well as having to comply with...

Turkey: Cosmetics Safety – Turkey Continues Cracking Down on Unsafe and Non-Compliant Cosmetic Products

Recent Developments The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (“TİTCK”) recently announced the results of its cosmetics sector market surveillance and inspection conducted between January...

Australia: It’s Time to Get Efficient, Honest and Fair. Or Else.

On 12 March 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate And Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2019 received assent after passing both houses of Parliament....

Global Legal Guide for Luxury & Fashion Companies

Despite geopolitical shifts, uncertainty and various factors that seem to affect numerous sectors, the global luxury and fashion industry has tripled in the last...

Product Liability and Safety Post Brexit: Draft Legislation Published

The UK Government has over 10,000 civil servants currently preparing for Brexit. Whilst the terms of Brexit remain uncertain, the Government is nevertheless pushing forward...

Update – Key UK Court decision on the meaning of “defect” in the Product...

The UK High Court adjudicated on the matter of "defective" hip implants. In doing so the High Court took a strict, and arguably more manufacturer friendly, approach.

Update on the European Product Liability Directive – Still Alive & Kicking

The European Commission has determined that, in broad terms, the Product Liability Directive, which has been in place for over 30 years, is still fit for purpose but requires further work.

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