Global businesses have implemented strategies to ensure they can continue to operate in a rapidly changing and increasingly uncertain legal and regulatory landscape. Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, it has been increasingly clear that operational resilience and a clear strategy remain essential for organizations not only to survive, but to thrive. While protecting public health still remains the priority, many organizations continue to face challenges, including disruption to their supply chains, meeting contractual obligations, bringing people back to the workplace and implications under funding arrangements. Many of these issues need to be navigated on a cross-border basis.
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In-house legal forum: UK
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EU Chips Act: Risks and opportunities for businesses
On 18 April 2023, amid worldwide disruptions in the supply chain for the manufacture of semiconductors, the EU co-legislators reached an agreement on the text of the legislative proposal for the EU Chips Act. Similarly, to recent legislation in the United States and Japan, and a near-final legislative proposal in Taiwan , the Chips Act is intended to incentivize production of semiconductors in the EU and ensure security of supply. The Chips Act consists of three pillars.
Ten frequently asked questions: Merger transactions in Botswana
A transaction is automatically notifiable as a merger to the Competition and Consumer Authority in Botswana (“Competition Authority”) if it falls within the definition of a merger in terms of the Botswana Competition Act, and if the monetary thresholds for compulsory notification are met.
Major Planning Reforms announced by the Victorian Government
On 20 September 2023, the Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews announced major changes to the planning landscape.
Belgian Competition Authority v. Proximus: First abuse of dominance proceedings against an acquisition not captured by merger control rules since the Towercast ruling
On 21 June 2023, the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) adopted interim measures against the proposed acquisition by Proximus, Belgium’s incumbent telecoms operator, of EDPnet, a provider of various telecoms services via Proximus’ network. The BCA had opened proceedings in this matter only days after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) published its ruling in the Towercast case .