United Kingdom

Often referred to as the UK or Great Britain, the United Kingdom is a sovereign country located in Western Europe. The United Kingdom encompasses the island of Great Britain, the Northeastern portion of Ireland, and several smaller islands. Apart from the land-border it shares with Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Celtic Sea, and the English Channel. It has the 12th largest coastline in the world.

The UK is a constitutional monarchy and is governed by a parliamentary democracy. Queen Elizabeth has been the reigning monarch since 1952, giving her the title of the longest serving head of the state. The capital city is London, which has a population of over 10 million residents. It is a global city and major financial centre not only in the country, but worldwide as well. The United Kingdom is comprised of four countries including: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

The UK has sovereignty over 17 territories which includes three Crown Dependencies and fourteen overseas territories. The UK is governed under the monarch, and the Constitution is uncodified consisting mainly of statutes, international treatises, judge-made law, case law, and the constitutional conventions.

The UK is a member of the United Nations Security Council. It is also a standing member of NATO, G7 Finance Ministers, the G7 Forum, the Commonwealth of Nations, Council of Europe. WTO, OECD, and OSCE. It has recently withdrawn from the European Union in what has become famously known as the Brexit-split. The UK also has a “special relationship” with the United States and a close partnership with France, as the nation shares nuclear weapon technologies with both countries.

The UK has a highly diversified economy, with its GDP coming mainly from the service sector. It’s economy is greatly driven by the banking/financial sector, pharmaceuticals, international trade, and tourism. The aerospace industry is highly profitable for the UK, as is the motorsports industry, and agriculture industry. The British pound is one of the most highly used forms of currency as the UK deals with so many international partners in trade and import/export transactions.

The National Law Review covers a number of cases, litigation, and news stories from the UK. M&A transactions, ICO and bitcoin transactions, and the banking industry/financial sector; including the UK Financial Conduct Authority. The National Law Review also covers cases from the Employment Tribunal on cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment. Visitors to the National Law Review will also find various news stories and new legislation post-Brexit, including the impending General Data Protection Regulation which will become effective in May of 2018. From news, to financial services, to litigation in the United Kingdom, visitors to the National Law Review will always find the latest content online.

Date Title Organization
29
Feb
ICO Publishes Guidance on Content Moderation Hunton Andrews Kurth
29
Feb
FTC Announces $16.5 Million Settlement Against UK Service Provider and Ban from Selling Browsing Data for Advertising Purposes Hunton Andrews Kurth
29
Feb
UK Signs Hague 2019: New Clarity For Enforcement Of Choice Of Court Clauses In Finance Documents Proskauer Rose LLP
29
Feb
Harmful Gender Stereotypes or a Double Standard? Calvin Klein and GIRLvsCANCER Ads Banned in the UK Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
29
Feb
ICO Orders Companies to Cease Using Facial Recognition Technology and Fingerprint Scanning to Monitor Attendance Hunton Andrews Kurth
29
Feb
Navigating the Regulatory Maze: Understanding the ASA Ruling re. Supreme CBD Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
28
Feb
Government Response to Consultation on Building Safety Levy Suggests it May Not Just Apply to ‘Higher-Risk Buildings’ in England Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
28
Feb
When the ET Won’t Bite Back – Limits on Strike Out-Powers (UK) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
27
Feb
American Cousins: HMRC Revisits Anson Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
26
Feb
Western Governments Impose Range of New Russia Sanctions with Focus on Sanctions Evaders Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
23
Feb
Navigating Shifting Legal Landscapes: Implications of Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco’s Address to Oxford University on Artificial Intelligence Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
22
Feb
The UK’s Banking Regulator Reports on Its Review of the Ring-Fencing Regime Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
22
Feb
United Kingdom | Ukrainians Eligible For 18-Month Stay Extensions Berry Appleman & Leiden
22
Feb
Generative AI - Data Privacy's Friend or Foe? Katten
22
Feb
UK Company Restructuring Plans: What is Next After Adler? K&L Gates
22
Feb
When the Employment Tribunal Bites Back (and When it Doesn’t) (UK) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
22
Feb
Revisions to Statutory Dismissal and Re-Engagement Code Provide Welcome Simplification (UK) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
22
Feb
Food for Thought – Can UK Gig Economy Workers Go on Strike? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
21
Feb
Demystifying the Athlete Biological Passport Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
21
Feb
Inside the English Premier League’s Latest Media Rights Deal: What does it tell us about the current state of play of the market? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
21
Feb
Now the Work Begins: What’s Next for Women’s Football in 2024? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
19
Feb
Finance Bill 2023-2024 Introduces Changes to REIT Rules Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
19
Feb
Regulation: Australian Banks Expect to Reduce Exposure to Industries Affected by Climate-Risk Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
19
Feb
Disclosure: FCA Proposes Regulation of Investment Firm Sustainability Claims Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
16
Feb
The ENRC Saga – Not Just a UK Concern Bracewell LLP
16
Feb
Is Your Property Affected by the Building Safety Act? Katten
15
Feb
UK’s Advertising Regulator Publishes Rules on Making Carbon Neutral and Net-Zero Claims Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
15
Feb
Cadwalader Climate Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
15
Feb
UK Government Grants Equivalence to EEA UCITS Funds Under the Overseas Funds Regime Katten
15
Feb
Financial Markets and Funds Quick Take | Issue 23 Katten
14
Feb
Antitrust M&A Snapshot | Q1 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
14
Feb
Changes to the Special Administration Regime for UK Water Companies Greenberg Traurig, LLP
14
Feb
The UK Fails to Agree to a Voluntary Code of Practice for Copyright and Gen AI K&L Gates
13
Feb
Cadwalader Climate Curated Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
13
Feb
ICO Introduces Consultation Series on Data Protection and Generative AI K&L Gates
12
Feb
Aggregate’s UK Restructuring Plan Sanction Hearing: Adler in Action Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
12
Feb
Employment Tribunal Fees Consultation, V.2 – Yes But Why? (UK) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
12
Feb
Changes to the UK Water Special Administration Regime – Do Pension Trustees of Water Industry Schemes Need to Care? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9
Feb
No Entitlement to ‘Worker’ Rights When There Is a Power of Substitution, UK Supreme Court Rules Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
9
Feb
New Consultation on UK Employment Tribunal Fees Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9
Feb
The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Act FAQ Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
8
Feb
The UK Markets Regulator Warns About ‘Flying’ and ‘Printing’ Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
8
Feb
The UK Finalises Its Securitisation Regulations Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
8
Feb
UK Government Confirms EEA UCITS Equivalent Under Overseas Funds Regime Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
8
Feb
Fraud May Not Always Unravel All–What Does the Contract Say? K&L Gates
7
Feb
UK ICO Uses AI In Cookie Banner Review Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
7
Feb
Regulation Round Up January 2024 Proskauer Rose LLP
6
Feb
UK Government Publishes Response to Consultation on AI Regulation White Paper Hunton Andrews Kurth
6
Feb
UK ICO Publishes Updated Opinion on Age Assurance Hunton Andrews Kurth
6
Feb
UK Business Immigration – What’s in Store for 2024? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
 

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