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Blog 9 jun 2023
In Practice Series - Construction products and sustainability – what is expected?
The European Union (EU) Green Deal was introduced on 11 December 2019 and aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to minimise the use (and waste) of resources whilst achieving economic growth on an EU-wide level, including becoming climate neutral by 2050.
Blog 11 mai 2023
In Practice Series - Human and fundamental rights violations in supply chains – what can responsible businesses do?
On 9 February 2023, the European Commission published an article noting that trafficking victims in Europe had risen by 10% and that the share of European Union nationals among the victims increased to 59%. The International Labour Organisation has estimated that 27.6 million people are still in forced labour, in many industries and in every continent – the majority of which takes place in the private economy.
Blog 11 abr 2023
In Practice Series - Sustainability initiatives at EU level – the current status
The European Union (EU) Green Deal was introduced on 11 December 2019 and aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to minimise the use of resources whilst achieving economic growth on an EU-wide level. To maximise its impact and ensure that the transition to climate neutrality is irreversible, the European Climate Law, which came into force on 29 July 2021, writes the EU Green Deal’s goal for Europe’s economy and society to become climate neutral by 2050 into law.
Blog 15 mar 2023
In Practice Series - The future Medical Device Regulations within the UK
On 26 June 2022, the UK’s medical device regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) published their response to the consultation on the “future regulation of medical devices in the UK”, which indicates future wide-reaching change for the UK medical devices regulatory regime going forward.
Blog 8 mar 2023
UK product safety update: two year extension given to businesses for GB specific product safety marking
The UK Government announced on 14 November 2022 that businesses would be given a further two years to apply the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) product safety marking to their products. The UKCA mark is the UK equivalent of the European Union’s CE mark, which denotes compliance with mandatory applicable product regulations when applied to products.
Blog 28 fev 2023
Insurers face increased risk from evolving product safety laws
The EU's proposed General Product Safety Regulations aim to bring product safety regulation into the modern age but will introduce a more onerous and broader range of compliance obligations on insured businesses.
Blog 17 fev 2023
In Practice Series – How to prepare for the European Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations
On 6 January 2023, the EU Commission published its draft legislative proposal to amend the transitional provisions in Regulation (EU) 2017/745 for medical devices (MDR) and Regulation (EU) 2017/746 (IVDR) for in vitro diagnostic medical devices.
Blog 26 jan 2023
Intangible risks of modern products
In this blog, we explore how developments in technology have created new types of product liability and safety risks and given rise to new categories of damage. We also examine developments in the mechanisms for claiming damages.
Blog 13 jan 2023
In Practice Series – How to prepare for the upgraded digital services laws in Europe
It is undeniable that the way consumers purchase their products and engage with services on the internet has changed substantially since times past. The modern consumer has global buying power, and suppliers must adapt in order to meet this consumer demand. This change in consumer behaviour has brought both benefits, but also introduced legal risks that have required careful consideration by regulators and legislators alike.
Blog 12 jan 2023
In Practice Series – How to mitigate the growing risk from consumer class actions and Collective Redress in Europe
In the last ten years there has been a significant growth in the use of collective redress or representative actions ('group litigation'), a legal mechanism which may stop or prevent unlawful business practices that affect multiple claimants or compensate them for harm caused by these practices, within the EU and UK.