The introduction of the long-awaited Digital Markets Competition & Consumer Bill signals wide-ranging reforms to the UK’s competition and consumer protection laws in the tech sector and beyond. The legislation will put the Digital Markets Unit on statutory footing and introduce a new regulatory regime to regulate digital markets.
Starting with interim measures, passing through setting aside actions and going all the way to both domestic and international enforcement efforts, arbitration-related court proceedings often have a significant impact during and after an arbitration. Understanding the varying approaches among the various domestic legal frameworks and the municipal nuances and intricacies within them can be the difference between a smoothly-run and effective process and a cumbersome and potentially ineffective arbitration. Linklaters’ Global Guide on Arbitration-Related Court Proceedings takes a practical look at some of the most relevant questions that parties to arbitral proceedings may have when it comes to the role of national courts in relation to arbitration.
Following European trends, in 2019, the Belgian legislator adopted a law recognising the existence of imbalanced bargaining positions, likely to lead to unfair practices in B2B commercial relationships and the need to prohibit them or to frame their consequences. This webpage is dedicated to the uncovering of the B2B and Consumer Protection legislations put in place in the Code of Economic Law since a few years.
The EU tech & digital legislation landscape has particularly evolved throughout 2022, with policymakers having focused on the regulation of new technologies: progress is expected on a number of open files for the year ahead. This 2023 timeline helps you navigate and anticipate key regulatory developments on Data, AI, Cybersecurity and Platforms Regulation, among others.
Our leading Legal Outlook series brings together analysis and insights from our lawyers around the world. These guides give you an overview of each theme and a number of major developments expected during 2023. Explore our outlook series by clicking through to your preferred guides below. All of them can be downloaded, or you can browse the key insights on page.