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WEBCAST: Moving to a Circular Economy

Cooley’s international products law team are pleased to announce the fifth event in its webinar series, together with experts from Compliance & Risks and Ramboll. As an area of major regulatory and business change for product manufacturers, suppliers and other stakeholders, we anticipate the impact of the move towards the […]

Insurance: Not Much of a Muchness

Many policyholders believe that the insurance available on the market covering a particular type of risk is much of a muchness. The disputes about insurance cover for business interruption losses due to COVID-19 have highlighted that this assumption is misconceived. Insurance policies are not commoditised. There are no standard forms […]

WEBCAST: Products & Consumer Rights: Global Hot Topics

Cooley’s international products law team is pleased to announce the third event in its webcast series looking at the latest consumer rights issues product manufacturers, suppliers and other stakeholders are facing in the rapidly changing global environment. This time we will be joined by Wendy Hederman, a partner at leading Irish law […]

WEBCAST: 2020 Vision – Looking Beyond COVID-19. Longer-Term Considerations for Supply and Manufacture of Products During COVID-19

Many companies are opting to rapidly pivot into new product lines or significantly increase their production volumes. In doing this, they are relying on exceptions to, and derogations from, the usual regulatory regimes, or a flexible approach to enforcement by regulatory authorities – all motivated by the unique context of COVID-19. […]

Adapting to the New World

Rod Freeman

An update on how the Cooley products team is responding to the changes brought on by COVID-19.

Disruption caused by COVID-19

We all hope that the predictions about the spread and seriousness of COVID-19 (coronavirus) prove to be unfounded. Whatever course the development of the virus takes, many of the measures that have been taken or are under consideration by governments, businesses and other organisations are already having or will have a significant effect on commercial relationships and commercial life generally.

8 for 8: UK Government accepts key recommendations to reform recall and product safety regimes

Sarah-Jane Dobson

In January 2018, the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) provided its much-awaited response to proposals for reform to the product safety and product recall regimes.

Sea change: UK government bans plastic microbeads from cosmetics products

Jamie Humphreys and Fergal Duggan

On 9 January 2018, the UK introduced a ban on the manufacture or supply of products containing microbeads, following a worldwide trend towards greater oversight of plastic pollution. The ban will affect manufacturers of a wide range of cosmetics products, including face scrubs, toothpastes and shower gels.

The sky’s the limit: move towards new EU rules for drones

Carol Roberts

In December 2017, the EU took a big step towards rules for drones that will apply across the European Union. Amongst changes to existing aviation rules, the new regulation will establish a framework for civil drones.

Goods Package proposals promise to shake up enforcement of product regulation across the EU

Rod Freeman and Jamie Humphreys

In December last year, the European published a new “Goods Package” – proposals to significantly reform aspects of product regulation in the EU by 2020. The proposals mainly focus on aspects of enforcement of existing rules.