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News, Articles & Events: February 2021

Leon Arnold with support from the wider Freeths team, have advised Brett Horth and the other shareholders of Vapouriz on the sale of their shares to Flavour Warehouse. Vapouriz, based in Guildford, operates Vapestore.co.uk alongside seven flagship retail stores, franchises and a hi-tech manufacturing facility for its range of premium e-liquids which now join the […]

National law firm Freeths has advised on an investment deal which will help to drive growth at an innovative financial technology company. The team acted for ARKK Consulting Ltd on the injection of growth capital from Mobeus Equity Partners LLP. ARKK is a UK-based Software as a Service provider that replaces outdated single-purpose finance tools […]

December 2020 to January 2021 was a busy period for the electric vehicle (EV) sector. Part I of this update covered December’s headlines. The following are the major sector headlines for January: 05/01/2021 Zap-Map released its annual EV charging network satisfaction rankings. The results, based on a sample of more than 1,500 Zap-Map users, show […]

‘Modular Housing’ is the buzzword of the day. No longer does it hark back to the pre-fab days of old. Instead, it is increasingly being seen as a high quality, precision-engineered solution to many of the construction industry’s problems. As part of this trend, we are seeing contract structures changing, to keep up with the […]

The EU has published a draft adequacy decision in the UK’s favour, boosting the confidence of UK-based organisations that they may continue to receive the free-flow of personal data from parties in the EU. For background, the EU GDPR does not permit transfers of personal data from the EEA to third countries without certain safeguards […]

Freeths are delighted to announce its involvement in supporting Nottinghamshire YMCA in the delivery of the transformational Community and Activity Village in Newark and Sherwood. The YMCA Community and Activity Village is a not-for-profit project designed to empower young people and families in Newark and Sherwood. YMCA shared the news that they recently broke ground […]

The UK’s new ‘subsidy control’ regime is gathering pace, but the continued effect of EU state aid rules in certain circumstances remains contentious. As we reported in State Aid post Brexit, as of 1 January 2021, the UK is no longer bound to follow EU state aid rules (except as provided for in the Northern […]

It is clear not all the demons regarding commercial enterprise and Brexit were realised on 31st December, and repercussions are still being felt. If your business has any connection with the EU, the chances are your trade is being affected, whether that be in terms of goods, people, data, supply chain, contracts and intellectual property. […]

Following the end of the Brexit transition period, seven EU block exemption regulations in force on 31 December 2020 were retained under UK law. The block exemptions include the retained Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation (VABER). In the UK, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) advises the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial […]

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