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 […]
20th September 2018
Diversity and Inclusion

‘Diversity and Inclusion’: the myths dispelled

If you’re anything like me and have been desperately trawling through law firm brochures in a hopeless attempt to differentiate between them (spoiler alert: they’re basically all the same), then you’ve certainly come across these three little words. Branded across pages in fancy calligraphy, all law firms now seem to have a section dedicated to boasting just how ‘diverse’ and ‘inclusive’ they are. But what does this mean exactly? Are […]
18th September 2018
Blockchain

The Lawyers’ Guide to Blockchain

With tech companies preaching the advantages of artificial intelligence, cloud technology and machine learning, the term ‘blockchain’ has also been bandied around in a bid to enhance productivity. Blockchain has been considered “one of the most disruptive innovations since the advent of the Internet” with global business benefits estimated at US$21 billion by 2021. no-repeat;center top;; auto center Kaveesha Kaveesha ThayalanTCLA Writer writer-image Title Author Yet – what exactly is […]
16th September 2018
Aston Martin IPO

A Truly British IPO

Title Author The Driverless Future center no-repeat;center top;; auto Title Author The Players left no-repeat;center top;; auto 0px Introduction It was just months ago that a woman was fatally injured by a driverless car in Arizona. But businesses are pushing forward nevertheless, motivated by the notion that we are headed towards a driverless future. Uber and Toyota have teamed up last month in a refreshed attempt to establish driverless vehicles. […]
14th September 2018
Electric Car

NIO: Why did Tesla’s Chinese competitor fail to impress NYSE?

Heading NIO: Why did Tesla’s Chinese competitor fail to impress NYSE? September 13, 2018 center no-repeat;center top;; auto Text NIO could be considered the Chinese counterpart of Tesla: it started from zero, it only builds electric vehicles, and it is very interested in autonomous driving. The Chinese carmaker has filed for an IPO on New York’s Stock Exchange: despite setting its target price at $1.8bn, the pricing gave a share […]