Anna Cosgrave: Graze

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The self-confessed fitness freak and head of legal on the allures of in-house law and healthy snacks

Not such a dark art

Legal Briefing

How do you define a corporate crisis? According to Dan Tench, dispute resolution partner at CMS, this is where a business finds itself at the centre of a media storm in a way that overwhelms its management and its operations. ‘The defining characteristic of a crisis of this type is that the legal and operational …

On this rock I build…

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The In-House Lawyer met with DLA leader Simon Levine as he settles into his second term to talk legacy, succession and remaking the firm post-Nigel

Legal 500 Cartels Guide: Corporate Compliance and Cartels

Legal Briefing

Compliance programmes are firmly back in the global spotlight when it comes to cartel enforcement in 2019. In Europe, the Italian competition authority recently published guidance outlining what it perceives to be the key elements of an effective antitrust compliance programme and formalising a process for granting a reduction in cartel fines where the right …

Introductory Chapter – Product Liability: An evolving legal landscape

Legal Briefing

Introductory Chapter     Product Liability: An evolving legal landscape   In a world of driverless cars, electronic devices with speech and facial recognition and household appliances which can be activated remotely from a mobile phone, whether the current (decades old) product liability laws are still fit for purpose is a current hot topic. Of …

Product liability in Canada

Legal Briefing

By Sylvie Rodrigue Ad. E. and Grant Worden In Canada, the sale of pharmaceuticals and medical devices is regulated by Health Canada under the Food and Drug Act and Regulations and related legislation (Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act, SC 1997 c.6; Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, RSC 1985, c. C-38; Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations, …

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Vitamin C and the Future of U.S. Antitrust Enforcement Against Chinese Companies

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Over the last three decades, government antitrust enforcers and private plaintiffs in the United States have increasingly sought to apply U.S. antitrust laws to conduct by foreign businesses that is deemed to have effects on the U.S. economy.  Many of these foreign businesses have been located in Asia:  since the 1990s there have been waves …

Global M&A: “Politics by other means” and the Weaponization of Global M&A

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Introduction Global M&A, including cross-border M&A, had a strong 2018.  Hiding below the surface of the data, however, are a number of disturbing trends that do not bode well for continuing strength in cross-border M&A.  Perhaps the most significant trend is what has been referred to by some commentators as the “weaponization of global M&A”—the …