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Sustainability and competition law: EU and UK partial 'green' light

With COP 26 still fresh in the memories of lawmakers, and both the European Green Deal and UK Government's 'Net Zero Strategy' setting the goal of being climate-neutral by 2050, it is no surprise that competition law is having to examine its interaction with the environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda.

Regulatory challenges for M&A transactions

Travers Smith Competition Partner Stephen Whitfield has written an article for Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence on upcoming regulatory challenges facing M&A transactions, in particular in the financial services sector.

Suppipat v Siam Bank: privilege across jurisdictions

"It does not follow that documents obtained lawfully in one jurisdiction are available for use in litigation in another."  The High Court confirms in Suppipat v Siam Bank [2022] EWHC 381 (Comm) that, where documents obtained in litigation outside the jurisdiction are proposed to be put in use by a party to English proceedings, English law, as the lex fori, will determine the questions of loss of privilege and confidentiality.

Spring Statement 2022: Key Tax Announcements

The Chancellor delivered his Spring Statement on 23 March 2022. Mr Sunak attempted to strike the difficult balance between delivering measures which will ameliorate the current cost of living crisis at a time when economic uncertainty and increased security spending as a result of the war in Ukraine is adversely affecting the public purse.

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