Public Law

We often advise clients on requests to share information with others – including with government and law enforcement agencies. There can often be pressure to share information quickly, without the chance to scrutinise the implications properly and where the requesting authority is confident that it is entitled to ask for the information. A recent widely… Read more »

Public Law

There was more bad news for the automotive industry last week when the Japanese manufacturer Hitachi Automotive Systems was handed a $55.5 million criminal fine in the US for fixing the price of shock absorbers. The company reached a plea agreement with the US Department of Justice as part of a long-running investigation into price… Read more »

Public Law

I recently co-authored a piece for In-House Lawyer, with Brodies IP partner Robert Buchan, on the extent to which Brexit might change the rules that currently apply to cross-border questions of jurisdiction, governing law and enforcement of judgements. You can find the article here. Don’t forget to visit our hub for more information on Brexit-related… Read more »

Public Law

What has happened? The European Commission handed down record fines totalling nearly € 2.93 billion on four truck manufacturers yesterday after concluding that they were involved in a price fixing cartel arrangement lasting 14 years. Daimler, Volvo/Renault, Iveco and DAF were fined amounts ranging from around €500m to €1bn each. A fifth manufacturer, MAN, was… Read more »

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