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The CMA published a guidance outlining its approach to businesses cooperating during the COVID-19 crisis and explaining what arrangements could be legal under competition law during the crisis.
Recent reports suggest that hotel and leisure premises may need to be repurposed to support emergency and essential services in light of the COVID-19 crisis, we consider the implications on such businesses.
Government announcements to facilitate cooperation between competitors at a time of crisis and other Competition law issues emerging from COVID-19
The European Commission published the outcome of the workshops with relevant stakeholders which will form the basis for the review of the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation ("VBER") and the accompanying guidelines ("Vertical Guidelines").
The COVID-19 spread in the most industrialised area of Italy – and among the most developed areas in Europe –requires some brief considerations on the impact of the emergency measures adopted by the Italian Government for the containment of the epidemic on pending agreements.
Fears of the impact of COVID-19 on commercial contracts have been elevated with the WHO announcing that the world must be prepared for a pandemic and some buyers already declaring force majeure in their contracts. In this article we consider some of the outbreak's potential effects.
This article considers the question of what constitutes "goods" for the purposes of the Commercial Agents (Council) Directive 1993 (the "Regulations"). This is important because agents who promote a principal's goods benefit from the protections of the Regulations (including the right to post-termination payments) and those who promote services are not.
Legal business DWF has appointed corporate partner Ben Constance to its Singapore office as the business continues to grow its presence in the Asia Pacific region. Ben joins from Taylor Wessing, where he headed the Dubai corporate team.