This Practice Note considers the impact of Part 1 of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 on the UK’s motor insurance framework and the issues that it raises in connection with insuring autonomous vehicles (also known as driverless cars or automated vehicles).
A conversation with Falk Schöning, partner, and Stefan Kirwitzke, associate, in the Brussels and Berlin offices of global law firm Hogan Lovells on key issues of foreign direct investment (FDI) control in Germany.
A conversation with Falk Schöning, partner in the Brussels office of global law firm Hogan Lovells on key issues on merger control in Germany. This is part of our collection of over 125 maintained national merger control guides.
This Practice Note discusses senior/mezzanine negotiation points on enforcement provisions in intercreditor agreements. It discusses the situations in which mezzanine lenders will typically be able to take enforcement action, issues around any mezzanine option to purchase provision and the situations in which each class of creditor typically has control over enforcement strategy.
This Practice Note considers the main features of Shari’ah compliant leasing arrangements and in particular looks at the structure and key features of an ijarah transaction
Produced in partnership with Maegen Morrison and Danette Antao of Hogan Lovells. This Practice Note explains the cash box structure and the principles behind its use in connection with a proposed placing by a public limited company incorporated in the UK admitted to listing on the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. This Practice Note is equally applicable to a public limited company incorporated in the UK which is admitted to trading on AIM if a cash box structure for a placing is used.
This Practice Note introduces blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) and explains terms such as public blockchain, private blockchain and permissioned blockchain. It considers relevant legal issues such as decentralisation, applicable law, transparency and confidentiality, data protection, cybersecurity, competition law, dispute resolution, taxation and governance. It also looks at the legal status of a distributed or decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO) and examines potential legal issues with initial coin offerings (ICOs).
This Practice Note is aimed primarily at brands wishing to engage with influencers (or other talent) for particular social marketing campaigns and advertising promotions in China. It covers: what constitutes influencer ‘endorsement’ in China, disclosure requirements, types of breaches and sanctions, oversight of influencer endorsement activities, ownership rights to sponsored content, and key provisions in China’s influencer agreements.
Produced in partnership with Maegen Morrison and Danette Antao of Hogan Lovells. This Practice Note looks at the role and responsibilities of the key adviser appointed by a company whose securities are admitted to trading on the High Growth Segment of the Main Market as well as the application and approval process and disciplinary regime applicable to Key Advisers.
Produced in partnership with Maegen Morrison and Danette Antao of Hogan Lovells. This Practice Note highlights some key points for an overseas company to consider when proposing to offer its securities to the public in the United Kingdom, including an overview of the eligibility criteria, the applicable rules and the key continuing obligations for a company on each market.
This Practice Note looks at the selling restrictions under UK law which may apply to companies wishing to sell their equity securities to investors. In particular, this Practice Note considers the impact of the financial promotion regime and the prospectus regime and it provides some example wording of selling restrictions which are typically used in documents relating to an offering of a company's equity securities in the UK. This Practice Note was written in partnership with Maegen Morrison and Danette Antao of Hogan Lovells.
This Practice Note explains the concept of regulatory data protection (RDP), also known as ‘data exclusivity’, provides guidance on how RDP works in practice and the impact it has on the entry into the market of generic and biosimilar medicinal products.
This Practice Note looks at the regulatory information services regime through which an issuer whose transferable securities are admitted to trading on a UK regulated market must disseminate regulated information to the public.
This Practice Note explains the ‘Connected Contracts Exclusion’—Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, (Regulated Activities) Order 2001, SI 2001/544, article 72B (RAO). Section 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) contains the ‘general prohibition’, which makes undertaking a regulated activity without authorisation a criminal offence. RAO, SI 2001/544, Pt XVII sets out a number of exclusions that apply to certain regulated activity. RAO, SI 2001/544, article 72B transposed the provisions of Article 1(2) of Directive 2002/92/EC, the Insurance Mediation Directive(IMD) and provides a general exclusion for activities carried on by a provider of relevant goods or services concerning connected contracts of insurance. The Directive 2016/97/EU, Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) introduces ancilliary insurance intermediaries, and is a new category. The Perimeter Guidance Manual (PERG), provides useful guidance at PERG 5.11, and is described in this Practice Note.
Produced in partnership with Maegen Morrison and Danette Antao of Hogan Lovells. This Practice Note introduces the High Growth Segment of the Main Market (HGS).
If you expected to see yourself on this page, click here.
0330 161 1234