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Revving towards a Greener Future: Government of Canada Announces Proposed Sales Targets for Zero-Emission Vehicles

February 01, 2023

In December 2022, the government published the proposed regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. These proposed regulations would impose ZEV manufacturing and sales targets for light-duty vehicles that increase each year from 2026 until 2035.

Tech M&A: A return to pre-pandemic levels?

January 25, 2023

Following a surge in M&A activity in 2021 and the first quarter of 2022, deal making in the Tech sector slowed significantly through the remainder of 2022. Overall, the outlook for Tech M&A at the start of 2023 is more positive than it was at the end of 2022.

Loot box mechanics: The state of the Turkish gaming regulatory framework

December 30, 2022

The rapid growth of the Turkish gaming market has witnessed simultaneous efforts to regulate the industry.

Autonomous Vehicles – Canada’s Current Legal Framework: Liability in Motor Vehicle Accidents

December 19, 2022

The arrival of autonomous vehicles in Canada will raise a number of liability-related questions that touch on the areas of owner liability, product liability, and auto insurance. In this post, we discuss the allocation of liability in incidents involving AVs and the future of auto insurance.

Exclusionary practices by dominant players in light of recent case law in the digital sector?

November 30, 2022

On 14 September 2022, the General Court confirmed the decision of the European Commission fining Google for having imposed unlawful restrictions on manufacturers of Android mobile devices and mobile network operators to consolidate its dominant position on the search engine market.

Does Ethereum's Merge point to a greener future for crypto assets?

October 10, 2022

Global organisations advocating to reduce their carbon impact face a unique dilemma when they are also engaging in the crypto space, due to the energy consumed in some blockchain networks.

A new approach to referrals under the EU Merger Regulation

September 27, 2022

The European Commission (along with the U.S. FTC and DoJ, UK CMA, German FCO and others), has been focused on ensuring that so-called “killer acquisitions” in the digital and life sciences sectors are reviewed. Against this background, the General Court’s decision in Illumina/Grail is of key importance to companies acquiring start-ups.

Federal Court of Canada continues to support patentability of computer-implemented inventions

August 01, 2022

In Benjamin Moore & Co. v. Attorney General of Canada, 2022 FC 9231, the Federal Court of Canada set aside the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s (CIPO) refusal of patent applications for two computer-implemented inventions relating to colour selection methods using experimentally derived relationships for colour harmony and colour emotion.

UK AI: UK consults on non-statutory cross-sectoral guidance principles for regulating AI – final approach still some way off

July 27, 2022

On 18 July 2022, the UK Government put forward proposals on the future regulation of Artificial Intelligence. The approach anticipates a horizontal non-statutory overlay addressing key areas of AI regulatory novelty to attain consistency and coherence, while allowing sectoral flexibility.

Metaverse opportunities — and risks — for sports are unlimited

July 22, 2022

Similar to esports, the key monetization opportunity for the sports metaverse lies in sponsorship, streaming, broadcasting and advertising.