Following the European Commission’s prohibition of the Alstom-Siemens transaction, the French and German governments published a manifesto calling for a reform of current EU merger rules, in order to shape a “European industrial policy fit for the 21st Century”. This manifesto appears to be directly addressed to the next European Commission, which will be renewed following the European elections this year.
Earlier this year, in an effort to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens, President Trump issued two executive orders, Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulatory and Controlling Regulatory Costs and Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda. On September 8, 2017, FDA published several notices in the Federal Register, to implement these orders, soliciting comments from the
The Joint Committee of the House of Lords and House of Commons on Human Rights today published its report entitled, “The implications for access to justice of the Government’s proposals to reform judicial review” (the “Report“).
The Ministry of Justice has released its response to the consultation on the latest proposals for judicial review reform. Although it has backed down on a number of controversial proposals, it will now bring forward legislation making significant changes to the approach to permission and costs. Proposed changes to the standing test and to the
The UK Government has today launched a consultation on reforming regulatory and competition appeals. The consultation (which can be found here) sets out proposals to change significantly rights of appeal in relation to decisions made by Ofcom, Ofwat, Ofgem, the CAA, Office of Rail Regulation and Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation, as well as
Following David Cameron’s announcement to the CBI on 19 November, as described on this blog, that the Government would reform the judicial review process, the Ministry of Justice has now published a consultation paper with its proposals for reform (the “Proposals“). Under the existing system, the Government argues, only a small proportion of applications (one