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In today’s digital age, brands are increasingly utilising the platforms of celebrities, vloggers, bloggers and other social media personalities (Influencers) to reach their target audiences and boost sales. Social media platforms are now coming under scrutiny for their unregulated space. To assist influencers and brands to comply with the law, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), has published new guidelines to encourage greater transparency between Influencers, brands and their audiences. To read more on to…
Under new regulations to be made under section 3 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the Payment Reporting Regulations), large UK companies will be required on a half-yearly basis to prepare and publish a report on their payment practices, policies and performance for financial years beginning on or after 6 April 2017. There will be a corresponding obligation on UK LLPs under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000. Read the full client alert.…
Competition authorities at both European and national levels are turning their attention to markets affecting the retail sector. The shift in focus is illustrated by the recent inquiries by the European Commission into e-commerce and by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into the modelling agencies sector, in an effort to discover instances of outright price-fixing, resale price maintenance and restrictions on sales. Typically, sector inquiries are followed by individual investigations, so it is…
On October 1, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 went into effect in the UK.  Divided into three parts, the Act applies to the entire United Kingdom, and extends consumer rights and significantly restructures overall business-to-consumer relationships.  We have summarized the legislation and identified ways in which UK businesses that deal with consumers will likely be affected.  In addition, we propose some ways that businesses can prepare for these changes. For more information on this topic, please click…
On October 1, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 went into effect in the UK.  The Act, which is divided into three parts, encompasses the entire United Kingdom, and extends consumer rights and significantly restructures overall business-to-consumer relationships.  We have summarized the legislation and identified ways in which UK businesses that deal with consumers will likely be affected.  In addition, we propose some ways that businesses can prepare for these changes. For more information on this…