7th October 2018

India’s “DIY” approach needs fixing

Introduction The principle of “swadeshi” (self-reliance, self-sovereignty) was pioneered by Ghandi and fueled the Indian independence movement against British colonisers. Fast forward seven decades and India’s need to assert its own power, autonomy and identity seems to have found a permanent home in the authorities regulating the country’s legal market. Indeed, the recent Indian Supreme court ruling confirmed the current “fly-in” “fly- out” rule, which is a restriction imposed on […]
4th October 2018

London: Missing out on a dockless opportunity?

Unless you live under a rock, you have probably become aware of the dockless scooter revolution. Powered, dockless, and almighty, the kick scooters most of us have filed under “kids’ toys” are making a comeback as an adult-appropriate solution. Their rising popularity in the United States has led a multiple cities to launch pilot programmes with a number of dockless scooter providers in a bid to control how scooter-sharing operates […]
2nd October 2018
Marijuana corporate

An investors’ sin: money or drugs?

Introduction Every market is an opportunity The use of cannabis has been widely debated in the political, social and economic sectors. Now it is making inroads into the corporate world. These ongoing debates were intensified by Canada’s legalisation of the drug for recreational use in June 2018. The Cannabis Act regulates the production and distribution of the drug. It comes five years after Uruguay, who became the first country to […]
22nd September 2018

Understanding UK Ringfencing Legislation

Title Author Understanding UK Ringfencing center no-repeat;center top;; auto Title Author What is ring-fencing and why is it happening? no-repeat;center top;; auto 0px Introduction Following the 2008 Financial Crisis, the UK Government established the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) chaired by Sir John Vickers which proposed several measures to tackle the idea that banks were “too big to fail” and prevent the costs of banks failing falling on taxpayers. The […]
20th September 2018
European Commission

Commission: Could this be the new Dieselgate?

The European Commission has decided to pursue an investigation to assess whether BMW, Daimler and the VW Group (comprising Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche) colluded to avoid competition on the development of cleaner emissions technology. The foundation stone of the EU antitrust rules is Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union – the article plainly prohibits “all agreements between undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and […]