Despite parties’ best intentions, we often find that the timelines parties commit to in negotiations are perhaps, in hindsight, overly optimistic or may not always accurately reflect (or anticipate) the realities of service delivery. The early stages of implementation can often be marked by delays, some of which may jeopardise project timescales, budgets and, in … Read more

    Gaming: UK Government responds to DCMS Select Committee Report on Immersive and Addictive Technologies

    The UK government has published a formal response to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee’s report on Immersive and Addictive Technologies. The government’s response is likely to be broadly welcomed by the video games industry as the government has proposed to take a cautious, industry-led approach to the Committee’s key … Read more

    The Omnibus Directive: A New Deal for EU Consumers – Part 2 – The objectives and provisions of the Omnibus Directive in focus

    On 7 January 2020 the European Commission’s Enforcement and Modernisation Directive (EU) 2019/2161 (informally referred to as the Omnibus Directive) came into force and must be implemented in Member States by 28 November 2021. This is the second of three blogs exploring the Omnibus Directive and what it means for stakeholders at all levels. In … Read more

    Digital Services Act: European Commission commences consultation

    On the 2 June 2020 the European Commission initiated an open public consultation as part of its evidence-gathering exercise to inform the contents of the upcoming Digital Services Act (DSA) legislative package (expected to be put forward in late 2020). The consultation seeks to gather views, evidence and data from a variety of interested parties … Read more

    Legislating for autonomous passenger transport services in the UK: Law Commissions publish summary of consultation responses

    The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission (the Commissions) have published a summary of responses to the second round of their joint consultation on legislating for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in the UK. The consultation is part of the Commissions’ wider three year review to prepare legislation for CAVs … Read more

    Key Legal Issues in Data Centre Acquisitions and Investments

    This is the first post in a three-part series focussing on key legal issues in data centre, fibre and towers acquisitions and investments. Overview The ever increasing demand for connectivity is set to lead to a transformation of the digital infrastructure on which the telecoms sector is built. The huge amount of capital required to … Read more


    The COVID-19 pandemic is creating significant economic challenges for industries world-wide. The European venture capital industry and the start-up ecosystem it supports is no exception. Recent Trends Before the onset of the pandemic, European venture capital deal activity was very healthy. Whilst there was a downward trend in terms of deal count (attributable to late-stage … Read more

    COVID-19: Fighting fake news in the UK

    The problem Misinformation and the spread of ‘fake news’ is not a novel issue. As engagement with social media has grown exponentially, so has the ability to circulate unverified information quickly and extensively. However, the harmful effects of the mass broadcast and sharing of false information have been felt acutely during the coronavirus pandemic. Users … Read more