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Bushra Begum

Bushra Begum is an associate in Baker McKenzie's London office and a member of the Firm's International Commercial & Trade and Antitrust & Competition practice groups. Bushra joined the Firm as a trainee in September 2020 and was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in September 2022.

The UK Government passed the long-awaited Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Act (“Act”) on 24 May 2024. Some provisions of the Act take effect immediately (for example, new controls over foreign ownership of newspapers), but most provisions will enter into force in Autumn this year following the conclusion of a public consultation on important legislative guidance. The Act introduces radical new digital sector regulation – akin to the European Union’s Digital Markets Act – in addition to expanding the UK Competition & Markets Authority’s consumer protection powers and introducing significant reform of the UK competition regime.

Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled  Blog Series: Sanctions Enforcement Around the World – Five Eyes Partners agree to coordinate enforcement on export controls on 11 July 2023. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.