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Protecting members from pension scheme scams

New regulations have come into force which give transferring pension trustees more power to intervene where the requested transfer gives cause for concern, by allowing a transferring scheme to prevent a transfer where there are doubts regarding the legitimacy of the receiving scheme.

Government consults on new competition regime for digital markets

On 20 July 2021, the UK Government published proposals for a new competition regime for digital markets “to make it fairer for smaller businesses, entrepreneurs, and the British public”. These proposals include significant new powers for the Digital Markets Unit which was recently established within the CMA and an enforceable code of conduct for firms with so-called Strategic Market Status (SMS). The Government is also considering new merger control rules for firms with SMS. The proposals are now open for public consultation until 1 October 2021.

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The future of Sheffield

Like many UK cities, Sheffield is going through a period of major transformation, offering modern new office space, repurposed buildings and making headway on its net zero ambitions.


Eleanor Reeves

Ashurst promotes City quartet in delayed round

Ashurst has made 15 partner promotions, six months after it announced this year’s round would be delayed as part of its precautionary Covid-19 measures. Four of the new promotions are based in London, with one partner in global loans, real estate, finance regulatory and dispute resolution apiece. None of the quartet are understood to have […]

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In court this week: Facebook and power cables with Latham, Macfarlanes and BCLP

One dispute of interest taking place this week is a remote one-and-a-half-day hearing in the battle between Facebook and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). In what is a piece of high-stakes litigation for the social media giant, Facebook is challenging the CMA’s decision to open an investigation into its acquisition of gif search engine […]

Roundtable: as in-house legal teams go remote, their data is at risk

Over the past few years, global regulatory and technology events have prompted shifts in working practices that are threatening the safety of companies’ internal data. Covid-19, with its rush to remote working, has exacerbated these risks. In-house legal counsels need to know how to tackle them, but are often left out of the picture when […]

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