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Autonomous Vehicles – The UK Law Commissions’ Third Consultation

February 25, 2021

The Law Commission of England & Wales and the Scottish Law Commission (together, the Commissions) have jointly launched their third consultation paper on the regulatory framework for automated vehicles.

Supreme Court decision in Uber v Aslam

February 19, 2021

The Supreme Court has today handed down its decision in Uber BV and others v Aslam and others, upholding the Employment Tribunal decision that the drivers are ‘workers’ in their own right.

Technology-focused joint ventures are on the rise in 2021

February 10, 2021

Businesses will need every weapon they have in their arsenal to survive the recent economic downturn and to ramp up financial performance as the economy undergoes a global reset. Forming new JVs is a good example of how many enterprising businesses have approached these conditions in the past.

Brexit’s impact on the technology and innovation sector – what do we know so far?

February 02, 2021

What does the UK-EU Trade Cooperation Agreement mean for those operating in the tech and innovation industry?

EU Commission Scales Vertical Block Exemption Mountain

January 11, 2021

Jay Modrall discusses recent changes to the EU antitrust reform agenda, including the long-awaited consultation on reform of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (the VBER) and related Guidelines, published on December 18, 2020.

Shaken, not stirred: EU mixes big tech regulation and antitrust

January 08, 2021

Jay Modrall discusses the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the European Commission’s regulatory agenda and ongoing antitrust reform agenda in a recent article published by InformaConnect.

2020: The Year in Artificial Intelligence

January 04, 2021

Australia is well placed to advance digital innovation and the embedding of artificial intelligence over the course of the recovery from the pandemic.

EU data governance regulation – A wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins - Part Three

December 17, 2020

In the third blog post of this series on the European Commission's proposed Data Governance Regulation (the DGR), we consider the DGR’s relationship to competition law rules.

EU data governance regulation – A wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins - Part Two

December 16, 2020

In this blog post, we outline the new regimes for data sharing service providers and data altruism under the DGR, and consider the potential impact on businesses.

EU data governance regulation – a wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins - Part 1

December 10, 2020

On 25 November 2020, the European Commission (EC) published its proposed Data Governance Regulation (the DGR), which will create a new legal framework to encourage the development of a European single market for data.