Following on from part one of our two-part virtual mini-series “Back in the office: The evolving debate on vaccine mandates, and other Covid-safe measures”, in part two, Stephen Ratcliffe and Richard Cook dissect two particularly thorny issues that employers are currently dealing with in relation to the return to the office: reluctant returners and tensions surrounding vaccinations and the wearing of masks.
In April, Royal Decree-Law 7 of 27 April 2021 was passed. It introduced major amendments to Royal Legislative Decree 1 of 16 November 2007, approving the revised text of the General Consumer and User Protection Act and other supplementary acts, which we analysed in our May newsletter.
Financial crime remains at the top of the regulatory agenda across the globe. As responses to the pandemic stabilise, and following some high-profile global incidents, regulators face renewed pressure to manage financial crime more effectively through robust supervision and enforcement. In the October 2021 edition of the City Library’s Compliance Officer Bulletin, our business crime, regulatory and cybersecurity lawyers explore the latest developments in anti-money laundering and financial crime in a series of articles
This virtual session will give you a comprehensive overview on the topic of “flexibility of working place and working time” as well as “protection of health and data”. Please note that this event will be in held in German only.
Following the recent publication of the UK Hydrogen Strategy, the UK Government has now published its Net Zero Strategy. As expected, low carbon hydrogen development is central to this strategy. At the core of the strategy is an ambitious goal of fully decarbonizing UK power systems by 2035.
In our updated and expanded Guide to Issues for Trades of Non-Performing Loans across Europe and China, we have selected some of the key legal and practical issues to be aware of when conducting a no-performing loan trade in jurisdictions that are strongly anticipated to be key areas of activity.
Countries have been setting goals for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050s, and intermediate objectives for cuts by the 2030s. The energy transition plays a fundamental part in achieving net zero.
In October 2021, the Medical Device Coordination Group published the Guidance on the classification of medical devices. In particular, the purpose of the Guidance is to ensure the proper application of the classification rules set forth in Annex VIII to the Medical Device Regulation (EU) 2017/745 (MDR).
As part of its post-Brexit trade policy, the UK has established its own independent trade remedies regime. Through its newly-formed Trade Remedies Authority, the UK can now investigate claims of unfair import practices from UK businesses and determine whether the UK Government should introduce trade remedy measures – including anti-dumping duties, countervailing duties and safeguard measures – onto imports into the UK.
On 28 September 2021, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the proposed revision of the current EU’s general legislation on medicines for human use referred to in Directive 2001/83/EC and Regulation 726/2004 in order to ensure a future-proof and crisis-resistant medicines regulatory system.