UK Competition Regulator stops Microsoft’s cloud gaming acquisition

UK Competition Regulator stops Microsoft’s cloud gaming acquisition

UK Competition Regulator stops Microsoft’s cloud gaming acquisition Microsoft is a name that comes to everyone’s mind when we think of computer software. Microsoft also has an estimated market share of 60-70% in global cloud gaming services. While Microsoft has been...
Impact of Rising Costs on Leisure and Hospitality Sector

Impact of Rising Costs on Leisure and Hospitality Sector

Impact of Rising Costs on Leisure and Hospitality Sector The issues of rising costs of raw materials, energy and wages are presenting great challenges to the businesses in Leisure & Hospitality (L&H) sector. Reports suggest sales in leading pubs, bars and...
Influencer Marketing: New CAP Guidance

Influencer Marketing: New CAP Guidance

Influencer Marketing: New CAP Guidance With 4.26 billion yearly users globally, it is undeniable that social media plays a significant and important role in both our personal and professional lives.   Gone are the days where consumers need to physically shop and...
M&A Outlook – the news should be more positive

M&A Outlook – the news should be more positive

M&A Outlook – the news should be more positive No one could blame you for having a less than optimistic outlook for M & A activity for the coming year. The global media machine is bombarding you with banking crisis headlines. We are faced with the highest...
Franchise Agreements and the UK’s new Vertical Block Exemption

Franchise Agreements and the UK’s new Vertical Block Exemption

Franchise Agreements and the UK’s new Vertical Block Exemption As we approach the end of the one-year transition period for the UK’s new vertical block exemption regime, franchisors and franchisees alike need to be prepared for the changes imposed by the legislation...
Benefits of vesting charity land in the Official Custodian

Benefits of vesting charity land in the Official Custodian

Benefits of vesting charity land in the Official Custodian There are multiple ways for a charity to own a property, depending on how the charity is constituted, for example, by individuals acting as trustees or by the company if the charity is a company or a...
Responsible Persons in the cosmetics industry: a post Brexit review

Responsible Persons in the cosmetics industry: a post Brexit review

Responsible Persons in the cosmetics industry: a post Brexit review As part of Brexit, there was an amendment to the regulations about ‘Responsible Persons’ which meant businesses engaged with cosmetic products which were available to the public in the UK had to...
UK consumer duty – what’s the plan and is yours ready?

UK consumer duty – what’s the plan and is yours ready?

UK consumer duty – what’s the plan and is yours ready? On the 25th January 2023, the FCA announced that they had reviewed a sample of Consumer Duty implementation plans from the largest financial services providers – highlighting both strengths and weaknesses. The...
CMA enforcement action on dark patterns

CMA enforcement action on dark patterns

CMA enforcement action on dark patterns On 30 November 2022, the CMA announced the start of an investigation into whether the Emma Sleep Group’s use of online urgency claims breaches consumer protection law . The investigation marks the start of a new programme...
Auto-sync causes IP infringement

Auto-sync causes IP infringement

Auto-sync causes IP infringement IP CASE UPDATE: WEiSS TECHNIK UK LTD v DAVIES [2022] In the case of WEISS TECHNIK UK LTD v DAVIES [2022] EWHC 2773 (Ch), the Court held that four former employees and a company set up by one of them, had breached their contractual and...