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A summary of recent legal and regulatory developments in products law through the lens of the 'S' in ESG - environmental, social and governance. Social factors often receive less attention than their environmental and governance counterparts, but are of growing importance for businesses and their insurers.
Recent statistics from the World Health Organisation suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide, sounding a very clear warning that all countries need to vastly improve their mental health services, treatment and support. In this article, we look at how psychedelic treatment is viewed by insurers as a possible medical solution for people who suffer with major depressive disorder.
Top accolades awarded to the firm in the latest Chambers & Partners guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the country.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2023, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
The ‘responsible’ Responsible Person – the complexities of ESG product compliance obligations for the life sciences industry
Whilst environmental and social governance (ESG) issues and related concepts are increasingly mainstay product compliance requirements to bring products to market in Europe, the life sciences industry continues to grapple with the unique challenges it faces when seeking to navigate, and apply, several broad-brush product compliance requirements to life sciences products.
On 28 September 2022, the European Commission (EC) published its proposals to reform the EU Product Liability Directive (85/374/EEC) (PLD). We set out key points here, although there will be much to digest and discuss as to the potential impact of the proposals, should they be adopted.
After several years of delays the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) ("PDPA") came into force in Thailand on 1 June 2022. Since then, on 20 June 2022, subordinate legislation (the "Notifications") under the PDPA was issued by the Personal Data Protection Committee ("PDPC") and published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette.
These Notifications are intended to set out the various criteria and rules, as well as much needed guidance and clarification, of some key requirements under the PDPA.
Today we announced the launch of our in-depth report, 'Rewriting the risk: Addressing the challenges of climate change', which finds that the underwriting practices of (re)insurers are a major catalyst for change among businesses in the ongoing climate crisis.
As AI continues to gain considerable momentum across the life sciences sector, companies must take steps to understand how AI technologies operate and the risks that they present, the extent to which AI can transform and add value to their business, and implement a framework to provide for its effective incorporation into the organisation.
We have reported our highest ever revenue of £286m, up 8% from £264m* the previous year. The most significant growth came in North America, where revenue was up 24% to £55m, following a continued growth period fed by work from new and existing clients, a series of lateral hires and the opening of a new office in Delaware.