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The Commercial Awareness Podcast

The Commercial Awareness Podcast

By Tapiwa Museba
Commercial awareness news round-up for prospective and current UK-based corporate lawyers. (Cover art photo provided by Joel & Jasmin Førestbird)
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Episode 70: Subway Bread Isn’t Bread, Marriott Data Breach and more
Contact: tapiwa.museba@commawarepod.com All Links: https://linktr.ee/commawarepod https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ App Tax Cut https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/18/apple-will-cut-app-store-fees-by-half-to-15percent-for-small-developers.html Dunkin Acquired https://stories.inspirebrands.com/inspire-acquire-dunkin-donuts-baskin-robbins/ HuffPost Acquired https://techcrunch.com/2011/03/07/aol-closes-315-million-huffington-post-acquisition/ ES Development https://www.thelawyer.com/eversheds-seeks-to-end-lockdown-career-fomo-with-new-scheme-for-juniors/ 24 Hour Shopping https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55126371 Arcadia Administration https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55139369 Marriott Fined shorturl.at/erwzV https://www.cityam.com/marriott-international-fined-18-4m-over-customer-data-breach/ https://www.ft.com/content/2a34b554-ef5c-11e5-9f20-c3a047354386 https://ico.org.uk/media/about-the-ico/consultations/2618333/ico-draft-statutory-guidance.pdf https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2020/10/ico-fines-marriott-international-inc-184million-for-failing-to-keep-customers-personal-data-secure/ https://news.marriott.com/news/2020/10/30/marriott-international-update-on-conclusion-of-uk-ico-investigation-into-starwood-database-security-incident https://www.pwc.com/us/en/deals/publications/assets/pwc-when-cyber-threatens-m-and-a.pdf shorturl.at/imwBO https://www.ft.com/content/243cabcc-a253-11e9-a282-2df48f366f7d Subway Bread shorturl.at/fosN4 https://www.thebfa.org/franchise-directory/subway-uk-ireland/ https://library.croneri.co.uk/cch_uk/bvc/1991-bvc-818 shorturl.at/aFI12 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/01/irish-court-rules-subway-bread-is-not-bread https://www.gov.uk/guidance/food-products-and-vat-notice-70114 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/catering-takeaway-food-and-vat-notice-7091 Created, Written and Narrated by: Tapiwa Museba
38:44
December 1, 2020
Episode 69: Disney & IBM Restructuring, Final LVMH/Tiffany Update and more
https://linktr.ee/commawarepod https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Contact: tapiwa.museba@commawarepod.com Lockdown https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54763956 Furlough Scheme Extended https://www.gov.uk/government/news/furlough-scheme-extended-and-further-economic-support-announced Apple Regulatory Warning https://on.ft.com/35NjL5Y Sainsbury’s Losses https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54818644 LCV Sale Rise https://www.companynewshq.com/company-news/automotive-company-news/uk-van-market-sees-order-boost-ahead-of-christmas-season-up-13-3-smmt/ Reed Smith Training https://www.reedsmith.com/en/news/2020/11/reed-smith-to-launch-new-professional-sqe-training-path-in-2022 Disney/IBM Restructuring https://uk.reuters.com/article/uniliver-restructuring-idUSKBN27I1TQ https://www.ibm.com/investor/att/pdf/IBM-2Q20-Earnings-Prepared-Remarks.pdf https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/20/ibm-earnings-q2-2020.html https://newsroom.ibm.com/2020-07-20-IBM-Reports-2020-Second-Quarter-Results#:~:text=Revenue%20of%20%2418.1%20billion%2C%20down,for%20divested%20businesses%20and%20currency https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/the-walt-disney-company-reports-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-earnings-for-fiscal-2019/ https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/app/uploads/2020/08/q3-fy20-earnings.pdf https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/the-walt-disney-company-announces-strategic-reorganization-of-its-media-and-entertainment-businesses/ https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/13/21514728/disney-streaming-reorganization-plus-espn-hulu-studios-movies-network-tv-shows-pandemic https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/disneys-fiscal-full-year-and-q4-2020-earnings-results-webcast/ LVMH/Tiffany Renegotiate https://www.lvmh.com/news-documents/press-releases/tiffany-and-lvmh-modify-merger-price/ https://www.ft.com/content/de56b836-d7ad-4782-8f0a-b89f5d288d5e Created, Written and Narrated by: Tapiwa Museba
38:38
November 11, 2020
Episode 68: LVMH-Tiffany/Fortnite-Apple Updates and more
All About Law https://bit.ly/30N3n3u https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Contact: tapiwa.museba@commawarepod.com https://linktr.ee/commawarepod BA Fined https://www.reuters.com/article/british-airways-cyber-fine-idUSL4N2H72DB No Deal Brexit https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/16/boris-johnson-tells-uk-prepare-for-a-no-deal-brexit Retailer Rent https://on.ft.com/344Pxvv Chanel Real Estate https://www.businessinsider.com/chanel-buying-flagship-london-store-for-around-402-million-report-2020-10?r=US&IR=T Intu Administration Follow-Up https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/stoke-trents-biggest-shopping-centre-4604523 https://www.companynewshq.com/company-news/accountancy-company-news/administrators-of-intu-properties-plc-conclude-migration-of-intu-merry-hill/ Unilever Update https://www.reuters.com/article/us-unilever-restructuring/end-of-an-era-as-unilever-uk-shareholders-back-unification-plan-idUSKBN26X1UW LVMH-Tiffany https://www.lvmh.com/news-documents/press-releases/lvmh-takes-note-of-the-delaware-courts-decision-and-is-actively-preparing-for-the-next-deadlines/ https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tiffany-wins-expedited-trial-lvmh-211403651.html https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddawkins/2020/09/29/lvmh-outline-legal-defense-plans-as-billionaire-bernard-arnault-works-to-spike-16-billion-tiffany-deal/#7f56c0262c9e https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddawkins/2020/10/14/tiffany-fires-back-at-lvmh-attempt-to-end-merger-deal-saying-lvmhs-case-is-doomed/ https://www.ft.com/content/e7b7f86b-28c7-4cec-a282-7e8dee63e425 Created, Written and Narrated by: Tapiwa Museba
27:38
October 20, 2020
Episode 67: No Time to Die Delayed, Walmart Sells Asda and more
All About Law https://bit.ly/30N3n3u https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Contact: tapiwa.museba@commawarepod.com Instagram: @commawarepod (https://www.instagram.com/commawarepod/?hl=en) Unilever Update https://www.ft.com/content/0f3930f1-8a93-4f90-aa09-4a70696e2177 NextEra surpasses ExxonMobil https://www.ft.com/content/39a70458-d4d1-4a6e-aca6-1d5670bade11 Honda leaves F1 https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.breaking-honda-to-leave-f1-at-the-end-of-2021.3nsZ7zzaokaze5Sjc4V6s0.html Law Firm Updates https://www.thelawyer.com/fieldfisher-is-latest-firm-to-kickstart-consultation-process/ https://www.thelawyer.com/bclp-to-design-new-blended-workplace-in-latest-leadership-project/ Uber Win https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54322579 TSB Closures https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/sep/30/tsb-closes-164-bank-branches-with-loss-of-almost-1000-jobs No Time to Die https://www.ft.com/content/1545e213-3d92-47e0-ac1b-7d92d39c92b1 https://www.thelawyer.com/double-win-for-slaughters-as-firm-nabs-new-government-mandates/ https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54387856 https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52376022 https://www.ft.com/content/9645094c-25bf-4ab1-a2e2-670af109ace5 https://www.ft.com/content/1545e213-3d92-47e0-ac1b-7d92d39c92b1 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/05/quarter-of-odeon-cinemas-to-open-only-at-weekends-coronavirus shorturl.at/itwx0 Walmart Asda Stake Sale https://www.ft.com/content/68fbc78a-58af-11ea-a528-dd0f971febbc https://www.thelawyer.com/slaughters-and-skadden-lead-on-6-8bn-asda-takeover/ https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/21/with-tiktok-deal-walmart-could-gain-a-front-row-seat-to-the-next-generation.html https://www.ft.com/content/1812fe22-06bd-46ce-b2ec-0d324bdc7983 Written and Narrated by: Tapiwa Museba
26:54
October 10, 2020
Episode 66: LVMH-Tiffany Lawsuit, PwC Sued and more
Maybe diamonds don’t last forever. https://ko-fi.com/commawarepod Contact: tapiwa.museba@commawarepod.com Instagram: @commawarepod TikTok Update shorturl.at/hqwJP Law Firm Mandates shorturl.at/lmr37 shorturl.at/uEOR2 RHA Warning shorturl.at/awW46 New Look CVA shorturl.at/mopIX Amazon Jobs shorturl.at/sBGPT Arm-Nvidia shorturl.at/fquI7 shorturl.at/chuwB shorturl.at/djmDE BP Strategic Partnership shorturl.at/byI03 shorturl.at/bjlB9 PwC Sued https://on.ft.com/3hMoHM4 https://bit.ly/3cbxF4C shorturl.at/nN137 shorturl.at/inAT3 shorturl.at/mrEFV shorturl.at/bzFV6 shorturl.at/yBGN4 shorturl.at/anzGK LVMH-Tiffany shorturl.at/sU357 shorturl.at/alrHI shorturl.at/lGIPQ shorturl.at/dqPW2 shorturl.at/fuCEL shorturl.at/uvIKV https://bit.ly/3iGIJJn https://bit.ly/3kxkpKx Written and Narrated by: Tapiwa Museba
32:33
September 19, 2020
Episode 65.5 (Minisode): Pizza Express, HMRC and more
Contact: tapiwa.museba@commawarepod.com Instagram: @commawarepod Ko-FI: https://ko-fi.com/commawarepod Law Firm Updates https://www.thelawyer.com/hogan-lovells-moves-to-next-stage-of-back-to-office-plan/ https://www.thelawyer.com/dla-piper-eyes-full-city-comeback-by-end-of-2020/ https://www.thelawyer.com/ince-group-kicks-off-redundancy-consultation/ SuperDry Renegotiation https://www.ft.com/content/a8d690b4-0fe6-4234-979c-92a3e9ddc36c Wire card Inquiry https://www.ft.com/content/6ac23b50-d9cb-4ba5-98b7-5fa40e7a5f8e Pizza Express CVA https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/sep/07/pizza-express-close-restaurants-jobs-birmingham-bristol-london Pret-A-Manger https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54012055 Furlough Scheme https://www.ft.com/content/22f78e4a-8e24-4189-9983-3a1f95788340 Furlough Extension Calls https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54057511 https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Written and Narrated by: Tapiwa Museba
03:30
September 7, 2020
Episode 65: Back to Office Challenges, TikTok’s Ticking Clock and more
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Contact: tapiwa.museba@commawarepod.com Instagram: @commawarepod (https://www.instagram.com/commawarepod/?hl=en) Crossrail Delays https://bit.ly/2EyXMWT Gatwick Job Cuts https://bbc.in/3jtpZwU Firm Updates https://bit.ly/3juoBu0 https://on.ft.com/34L8eoO FIFA Panel https://bit.ly/2GeW9hs DW Rescue https://bit.ly/2YS2llV Wirecard Follow-Up https://on.ft.com/2ELJRwq https://on.ft.com/31JqTzb Back to Office https://on.ft.com/2QEKV7E https://on.ft.com/32WLLmj TikTok https://on.ft.com/3jumLcy https://on.ft.com/31Kdoj5 https://on.ft.com/3hLEAn3 https://on.ft.com/2EVTc4v https://bit.ly/3bpyfLP https://bit.ly/2Ez4nR7 https://engt.co/3beieZ1 https://on.ft.com/2YPyDOz https://bit.ly/3jqavtw Written and Narrated by: Tapiwa Museba
21:30
September 1, 2020
Episode 64: Uber & Lyft Make California Blink and more
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Contact: tapiwa.museba@commawarepod.com Instagram: @commawarepod Future Job Cuts https://www.ft.com/content/4e0319e1-bd92-460c-b21f-b056bfb1f079 M&S Plans https://www.forbes.com/sites/katehardcastle/2020/08/18/7000-job-cuts-announced-at-marks-and-spencervows-to-never-be-the-same-again/ Retail Boom https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/retailindustry/bulletins/retailsales/july2020 Law Firm Updates https://www.thelawyer.com/mayer-brown-preps-for-50-per-cent-office-capacity-from-september/ https://www.thelawyer.com/clifford-chance-gets-granular-on-canary-wharf-reopening/ Airbnb IPO https://www.thelawyer.com/latham-advises-on-airbnb-ipo-filing/ Eat Out to Help Out https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/08/21/extend-eat-help-september-say-restaurants-pubs/ Uber/Lyft https://time.com/5675637/uber-business-future/ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/good-work-the-taylor-review-of-modern-working-practices https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2019-0029.html https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/supreme-court-to-make-final-uber-ruling-on-wednesday/ https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/25/uber-loses-licence-london-tfl https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/12/21365518/lyft-threatens-shut-down-california-q2-2020 https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/20/21377841/uber-lyft-california-judge-block-emergency-stay-employees https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679767/180206_BEIS_Good_Work_Report__Accessible_A4_.pdf https://www.ft.com/content/6b28cb8a-da35-4f02-87cd-780984e6a3ad https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/uber-v-aslam-appeal-press-summary.pdf Written and Narrated by: Tapiwa Museba
20:45
August 24, 2020
Episode 63: Fortnite, Hermes Investment and more
Contact: tapiwa.museba@commawarepod.com Instagram: @commawarepod UK Job Cuts https://on.ft.com/2DSxw9q Debenhams Job Cuts https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53733929 M&A Resurgence https://on.ft.com/3kSUwWH EasyJet Fundraising https://on.ft.com/342a5W0 DWF A-Levels https://bit.ly/2Fst7uj https://www.legalcheek.com/2020/08/dwf-scraps-specific-a-level-requirements-for-training-contract-seekers/ Law Firm Responses https://bit.ly/2PUbci7 https://bit.ly/3iHiYYR UK Recession https://bbc.in/30YpQeB https://cnn.it/2PUUPSq Fortnite vs Apple & Google https://bit.ly/3hbmwlK https://bit.ly/2PUUSh4 https://bit.ly/3h00qCV https://bit.ly/31WHz58 https://bit.ly/2E4ICIg https://bit.ly/2DO8FUm Hermes’ Investment https://on.ft.com/30UK74H https://bit.ly/30YJfvZ https://bit.ly/31RgJLS https://bbc.in/2CuK1Hv Diageo Writedown https://bit.ly/2DO8VCO https://on.ft.com/2Fi3ITV https://bit.ly/3iFJqlK https://bit.ly/3aDGmE9 https://bit.ly/344YIfM https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Written and Narrated by: Tapiwa Museba
23:14
August 15, 2020
Episode 62: Virtual GPs, Landmark Supreme Court Decision and more
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod DW Sports Administration https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53635211 Dixons Carphone Job Cuts https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2020/08/dixons-carphone-to-axe-800-jobs-as-it-overhauls-store-management/ https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/04/dixons-carphone-to-get-rid-of-800-managers-across-uk-stores Law Firm updates https://www.thelawyer.com/irwin-mitchell-enters-redundancy-consultations-as-110-roles-face-axe/ https://www.thelawyer.com/wfw-cuts-12-pa-roles-after-consultation-process/ Uber Acquisition https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/06/uber-picks-up-autocab-to-push-into-places-its-own-app-doesnt-go/ Auto Sale Rebound https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/oil/080520-uk-july-new-car-registrations-up-113-on-year-smmt Eat Out to Help Out https://www.ft.com/content/96c2f36c-18ce-4fd4-9bc0-4f68a7bee467 Reflective Loss https://bit.ly/2DCeAvx https://bit.ly/31xL4yX https://bit.ly/2XJwdQP https://bit.ly/3gTMv1j https://bit.ly/33Mr0vD Virtual Care Merger https://bit.ly/2C90QYi https://bit.ly/2CbQJSB https://bit.ly/2PBbKcr https://on.ft.com/2DJ6KQy https://bit.ly/2XFIV30 https://bit.ly/2PE14tA https://bit.ly/3a7iR5O https://bit.ly/2CaAEN0 https://bit.ly/30HV9KB Created, Written and Narrated by: Tapiwa Museba
23:07
August 9, 2020
Episode 61.5 (Minisode): Headlines and Mid-Season Break
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Amazon Antitrust https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/29/21347083/jeff-bezos-amazon-tech-antitrust-hearing-jayapal-questioning Santander Historic Loss https://www.ft.com/content/5e2d24f2-5a4c-40e8-a7f7-6fc8f1bebe58 Production Restart Scheme https://viewpoints.reedsmith.com/post/102gcgc/uk-government-steps-in-to-help-film-tv-producers Law Firm Updates https://www.thelawyer.com/bird-bird-closes-berlin-workspace-after-just-one-year/ https://www.thelawyer.com/osborne-clarke-brings-back-over-80-employees-from-furlough/ https://www.thelawyer.com/hogan-lovells-to-trial-15-per-cent-capacity-in-office-pilot/ PSA Radical Changes https://www.ft.com/content/ff5d8795-ee73-4c92-a1bf-34cef0639909 ONS Retail Stats https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/retailindustry/bulletins/retailsales/june2020 Created by: Tapiwa Museba Full-Length Episodes Return on 8 August.
03:36
August 1, 2020
Episode 61: Apple 13bn Tax Victory, Real Estate Woes and more
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Boohoo Selloff https://bit.ly/2WT04WI https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jul/10/boohoo-shareholder-sells-off-shares-aberdeen-standard-investments FCA-Waymo Partnership https://on.ft.com/3009Jg9 https://www.ft.com/content/228e2aee-6182-4d6b-8a69-e31cc19e4c9d Law Firm Updates https://www.thelawyer.com/travers-reduces-annual-bonuses-as-part-of-covid-19-cuts/ https://www.thelawyer.com/freeths-to-cut-80-roles-in-redundancy-process/ Wire card Follow-Up https://www.ft.com/content/77d6b91f-0cf9-48dd-a08d-2c46dafe9791 Crossrail News https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jul/23/crossrail-opening-delayed-again-due-to-coronavirus Morgan Stanley-China Relations https://www.ft.com/content/1d93318d-fe3a-44b3-976d-094367960aac Apple Tax Win https://bit.ly/39qC3eE https://on.ft.com/2CNC28G https://bit.ly/32WeMjC https://bit.ly/2P9ls5T https://on.ft.com/30QZSbL https://bit.ly/3g232zI https://bit.ly/2OVCZOF https://bit.ly/32Ugx0p Down-valuation https://bit.ly/3f1AXa8 https://bbc.in/2EefEpe
18:26
July 25, 2020
Episode 60: Shades of Sherlock, Amazon/Apple Antitrust and more
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: OneWeb Stake https://bbc.in/2ZEHZgT DWF Mentor Scheme https://bit.ly/2Wug3ub BA to Retire 747 https://bbc.in/3hcelpe Law Firm Updates https://bit.ly/2Cmzz4Q https://bit.ly/3jgPOAY High Street Updates https://bbc.in/2Wv1tm5 https://bbc.in/3fGfLb8 14-Day Challenge Update https://bit.ly/2ZE5WEX Digital Advertising https://on.ft.com/3jgPUZm Apple/Amazon Antitrust https://bit.ly/2CIVMd9 https://reut.rs/2OCECR3 https://bit.ly/3fK5VoA https://bit.ly/30qNSNE https://on.wsj.com/2CdKRZi https://on.wsj.com/2WxvK3D https://bbc.in/2DUiyPW https://bit.ly/2CorjRJ Enola Holmes https://bit.ly/3eAfG7j https://bit.ly/32sALhB https://bit.ly/3hbEcO2 https://bit.ly/2ZGElDg https://bit.ly/3jgEjtu https://bit.ly/3fLxM84 https://bit.ly/2WwUTLR Created, Written, and Hosted by: Tapiwa Museba Episode Contributor: Matthieu Lawson
35:05
July 18, 2020
Episode 59: Wirecard, AllSaints CVA and more
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commawarepod/ Links for the stories: AllSaints https://bit.ly/38tMHRi https://bit.ly/3dVRNqE Wirecard Timecode for analysis: (17:38) https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/04/27/2127427/the-house-of-wirecard/ https://on.ft.com/3izY0Mk https://on.ft.com/3dZRPxO https://on.ft.com/3f7ClZS https://on.ft.com/2CcSX3C https://on.ft.com/3gv15f0 https://bloom.bg/31OWU9M https://on.ft.com/3gmv4Wm https://on.ft.com/2VMuXvu https://reut.rs/2O1ywJC https://bit.ly/31JL0xP Created by: Tapiwa Museba
27:46
July 7, 2020
Episode 58: Intu Administration, EC Antitrust Investigations and more
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: UK Reopening https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-politics-53153277/lockdown-easing-english-pubs-can-reopen-from-4-july Law Firm Updates https://www.thelawyer.com/coronavirus-law-firm-updates/ https://www.thelawyer.com/dentons-sets-up-track-and-trace-system-for-city-re-opening/ Intu Administration https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-shopping-centre-giant-intu-puts-administrator-on-standby-12001614 High Street Rent https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/25/uk-retailers-pay-only-14-of-25bn-rent-due-this-week Aston Martin Fundraising https://www.reuters.com/article/us-aston-martin-issue/aston-martin-turns-to-stock-offering-to-bolster-capital-idUSKBN23X0XZ Huawei UK HQ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/06/25/huaweis-1bn-cambridge-lab-approved-geopolitical-row-plays-local/ EC Antitrust https://www.ft.com/content/92674509-7f1b-4864-b6c9-28da713d5a2a https://www.thelawyer.com/french-and-us-firms-lead-on-fiat-chryslers-35bn-deal-with-peugeot/ Intu Administration https://www.ft.com/content/97b54a02-4ccf-4ac5-b31c-03e71a9abc40 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/23/commercial-property-landlords-banned-from-demanding-rent-arrears https://www.thelawyer.com/linklaters-lined-up-on-intu-administration/ Created by: Tapiwa Museba
18:27
June 28, 2020
Episode 57 (Special Episode): Interview with Segun Osuntokun
A conversation with BCLP London Managing Partner & Head of Africa Practice, Segun Osuntokun.  Segun Osuntokun Profile: https://www.bclplaw.com/en-GB/people/segun-osuntokun.html Created and Hosted By: Tapiwa Museba Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod
29:03
June 19, 2020
Episode 56: Unilever Restructuring, Louis Vuitton-Tiffany Troubles and more
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: US Law Firm Revenues https://www.thelawyer.com/us-top-50-revenue-tops-6bn-for-first-time/ Monsoon Accessorize Pre-Pack https://www.thelawyer.com/shoosmiths-and-bclp-called-in-on-monsoon-accessorize-rescue-deal/ Law Firm Responses https://www.thelawyer.com/taylor-wessing-opts-to-split-bonuses-after-reviewing-covid-19-measures/ https://www.thelawyer.com/reed-smith-imposes-hiring-freeze-across-business-services/ OECD Forecast https://www.ft.com/content/498b43bf-4813-40f8-9953-022e0d7820b5 Aviation Woes https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/06/11/lufthansa-plans-cut-22000-jobs/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52983756 Facebook VC https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-launching-multimillion-dollar-vc-fund-to-invest-in-startups-2020-6?r=US&IR=T M&A Update https://www.lvmh.com/news-documents/press-releases/lvmh-reaches-agreement-with-tiffany-co/ https://www.ft.com/content/997bb892-8f67-400a-b8e1-d173c923d208 https://www.thelawyer.com/linklaters-drafted-in-on-victorias-secret-administration/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52938462 Airlines Challenge Govt https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jun/12/ba-easyjet-and-ryanair-begin-court-action-over-uk-quarantine-rules https://www.ft.com/content/a9a55e78-df00-4e7a-9492-b6de87528096 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk Unilever Restructuring https://www.ft.com/content/ffbe3980-ff77-43bf-8ba3-169a87cb0824 https://www.unilever.com/investor-relations/agm-and-corporate-governance/legal-structure-and-foundation-agreements/ Created by: Tapiwa Museba Episode Contributor: Matthieu Lawson
16:45
June 13, 2020
Episode 55: Nissan No-Deal Warning, Blue Chip Debt and more
Black Lives Matter  https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: Bank of America https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-bank-of-america/bank-of-america-pledges-1-billion-to-address-racial-economic-inequality-idUKKBN2391NO OPEC+ Output Deal https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec/saudi-russia-reach-deal-on-oil-cuts-raising-pressure-for-compliance-idUKKBN23A1OU KPMG Vow https://news.sky.com/story/kpmg-chiefs-vow-renewed-equality-drive-after-george-floyd-death-11999694 Retail Prices Fall https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-shop-prices-fall-at-fastest-rate-in-14-years-as-retailers-try-to-survive-11999353 BoE No-Deal Warning https://news.sky.com/story/boe-governor-bailey-tells-bank-chiefs-to-step-up-plans-for-wto-brexit-11999578 Law Firm Responses https://www.thelawyer.com/simmons-staff-to-vote-on-pay-cuts-and-reduced-working-hours/ Nissan No-Deal Warning https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-nissan/nissan-warns-uk-plant-unsustainable-without-eu-trade-deal-bbc-idUKKBN23A1CS https://www.barclayscorporate.com/insights/industry-expertise/legal-sector-lowdown/managing-a-successful-turnaround/ Blue Chip Financing https://www.ft.com/content/1c9c9b08-f993-40ed-94d4-9f3f2da45433 https://www.ft.com/content/16ec7094-4f96-43fb-88c1-d913d8f4e384 https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/commercialpaper.asp Created by: Tapiwa Museba
17:53
June 6, 2020
Episode 54: Law Firm Goes Remote, EasyJet Cyber Attack and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: Mortgage Payment Holiday https://www.gov.uk/government/news/help-with-mortgages-to-continue-for-homeowners-affected-by-coronavirus Furlough Scheme Update https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52853333 APD Suspension Call https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-aviation-bosses-beg-chancellor-to-deliver-apd-review-11996934 NRF Plans https://www.thelawyer.com/norton-rose-fulbright-sets-out-blueprint-for-firms-working-future/ Pubs After Lockdown https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/22/more-than-30000-pubs-and-restaurants-could-stay-shut-after-lockdown-coronavirus Renault Job Cuts https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/29/renault-to-cut-14600-jobs-as-part-of-2bn-cost-saving-plan-covid-19 Slater and Gordon Remote https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/slater-and-gordon-to-close-london-office-as-remote-working-becomes-norm/5104404.article https://www.thelawyer.com/we-wont-ever-go-back-to-how-we-worked-before-covid-slater-gordon-sets-out-remote-working-vision/ https://ukgraduates.shearman.com/2018/07/10/6-law-firm-financial-metrics-whiteboard-wednesday/ EasyJet Data Breach https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52722626 https://www.easyjet.com/en/infoalert https://www.thelawyer.com/easyjet-hit-with-billion-pound-claim-over-data-breach/ Twitter Feud https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/28/donald-trump-social-media-executive-order-twitter https://www.statista.com/statistics/242606/number-of-active-twitter-users-in-selected-countries/ https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/12/21255870/facebook-content-moderator-settlement-scola-ptsd-mental-health Created, Written and Narrated by: Tapiwa Museba Episode Contributor: Karim Richani
19:55
May 30, 2020
Episode 53: Prime Video “Deceit”, Law Firm Lockup and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the headlines: Unemployment Rise https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/19/uk-jobless-april-coronavirus-crisis-unemployment-benefits Rolls Royce https://www.ft.com/content/4af7530e-880f-4c80-8083-848cf088368b Carluccio’s https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/22/billionaire-boparan-buys-carluccios-brand-and-saves-800-jobs-covid-19 Law Firm Updates https://www.thelawyer.com/bclp-outlines-five-stage-plan-to-reopen-city-hq/ Stock Market Rise https://www.ft.com/content/4be0d6d3-ccab-48df-83e4-0b726273ccac CMA Requires Powers https://www.gov.uk/government/news/update-on-cma-covid-19-taskforce https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52703562 Law Firm Administration https://www.thelawyer.com/uk-top-100-firm-becomes-first-of-many-covid-related-administrations/ https://www.barclayscorporate.com/insights/industry-expertise/legal-sector-lowdown/managing-a-successful-turnaround/ https://mha-uk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MHA-Benchmarking-Report-2019-Web.pdf https://www.pwc.co.uk/industries/law-firms/pwc-law-firms-survey-report-2019.pdf Amazon https://gizmodo.com/amazon-sued-for-acting-like-users-own-purchased-movie-1843329954 https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6882808-Caudel-v-Amazon.html http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2008/1277/contents/made http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/15/contents EasyJet https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52719997 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/46/section/994 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1986/45/section/213 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/05/22/easyjet-bosses-brace-crunch-stelios-vote/ Created by: Tapiwa Museba Episode Contributor: Irena Madella
21:46
May 23, 2020
Episode 52: ‘Scoundrel’ Directors, Called Off Deals and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the headlines: Furlough Scheme Extension https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-extends-furlough-scheme-until-october Aviation Updates https://www.marketwatch.com/story/delta-air-to-retire-all-of-its-777-jets-in-latest-blow-to-boeing-2020-05-14 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/14/ba-to-press-ahead-with-job-cuts-plans-despite-furlough-extension-willie-walsh-coronavirus-airline Heathrow Runway https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/09/aiports-heathrow-gatwick-expansion-coronavirus-airlines Twitter Work From Home https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-twitter-to-allow-staff-to-work-from-home-forever-11987455 ES Reopen Plan https://www.thelawyer.com/less-office-space-more-tech-eversheds-sets-out-post-pandemic-plans/ Real Estate Reopening https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/500/regulation/2/made BT Openreach https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-bt-group-m-a-openreach/shares-in-britains-bt-jump-on-report-it-could-sell-a-stake-in-openreach-idUKKBN22R0ZX https://www.ft.com/content/0cd41a45-ab5b-44ca-b6e4-382e495e3bd7 https://www.ft.com/content/0ab3d20a-72d3-4956-8416-6885eca0b7e9 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/14/chinese-threat-prompts-calls-uk-toughen-company-takeover-laws M&A Deals https://www.ft.com/content/13c7f4ea-737f-48ec-9305-83adaa79bca6 https://www.ft.com/content/3f458e9c-e864-4fe1-8740-37136bae7b62 https://www.businessinsider.com/xerox-hp-ending-hostile-takeover-bid-2020-3?r=US&IR=T https://www.ibanet.org/Document/Default.aspx?DocumentUid=8105C641-A088-4C5F-8C92-D8668EE10F2F EasyJet Meeting https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/12/easyjet-founder-offers-5m-reward-as-he-seeks-to-derail-airbus-order shorturl.at/etHN2 shorturl.at/dfu12 Created, Hosted and Narrated by: Tapiwa Museba
19:41
May 16, 2020
Episode 51: O2-Virgin Media ‘Deal of the Decade’, Uber losses and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the headlines: Aviation woes https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52542038 Law firm responses https://www.thelawyer.com/mayer-brown-cuts-salaries-for-non-equity-partners-and-staff/ https://www.thelawyer.com/dla-preps-for-the-big-return-to-the-office/ Car Sales Slump https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/05/uk-car-sales-coronavirus-lockdown-electric-car Debenhams closures https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/06/five-more-debenhams-stores-to-shut-for-good-with-1000-jobs-at-risk Light Touch https://www.ft.com/content/76c7c985-ff8c-4707-b4e4-28eb7a8f7b62 BoE Recession Projection https://www.ft.com/content/734e604b-93d9-43a6-a6ec-19e8b22dad3c Uber losses https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-uber-plunges-to-2-9bn-loss-but-encouraged-as-lockdowns-ease-11984992 O2-Virgin Media https://www.ft.com/content/2b73a385-7218-47dc-83bf-18e6e3d5f8f4 https://www.thelawyer.com/uk-and-us-firms-join-forces-on-o2-and-virgin-medias-mega-merger/ https://www.ft.com/content/ac9a6a1a-02e4-4236-ab74-6bd033ea3104? Lockdown Ease https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/06/keir-starmer-challenges-pm-boris-johnson-claim-of-coronavirus-success Created by: Tapiwa Museba Episode Contributor: Matthieu Lawson
12:10
May 9, 2020
Episode 50: Greggs’ False Start, Artificial Inventors and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the headlines: Aviation Moves https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/29/airlines-may-not-recover-from-covid-19-crisis-for-five-years-says-airbus https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/01/ryanair-cut-jobs-coronavirus-grounds-flights-restructuring https://uk.reuters.com/article/embraer-ma-boeing/boeing-pulls-out-of-embraer-merger-talks-sources-idUKL5N2CD0BM Qatar very active https://www.ft.com/content/418da0bb-c9eb-4575-b61f-48b329f02d0a Oasis and Warehouse https://www.thelawyer.com/cms-leads-for-oasis-and-warehouse-as-retail-woes-continue/ Banks No Deal https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-banks/banks-dust-off-no-deal-brexit-plans-as-december-deadline-looms-idUKKBN22C253 Law Firm responses https://www.thelawyer.com/shearman-introduces-voluntary-paid-leave-scheme-for-all-staff/ https://www.thelawyer.com/rpc-steers-clear-of-furloughing-but-cuts-partner-drawings/ https://www.thelawyer.com/stephenson-harwood-proceeds-with-bonus-payments-amid-pandemic/ Restaurants reopen https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/30/bq-homebase-and-pret-reopen-more-stores-with-safety-measures Greggs False Start https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-greggs-stores/greggs-shares-slide-after-british-store-reopenings-postponed-idUKKBN22D51C https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52500880 AI Patents https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52474250 https://www.cms-lawnow.com/ealerts/2020/01/uk-intellectual-property-office-finds-that-patent-law-does-not-cater-for-inventions-created-by-ai https://www.allenovery.com/en-gb/global/news-and-insights/publications/ai-and-patents-a-machine-cannot-be-an-inventor-yet Created by: Tapiwa Museba Episode Contributor: Matthieu Lawson
14:15
May 1, 2020
Episode 49: Shake Shack, Landlords and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the headlines: Germany lockdown https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-shops-idUSKCN2242AG Cath Kidston https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/21/cath-kidston-to-close-all-60-uk-stores-with-loss-of-900-jobs https://www.thelawyer.com/shoosmiths-and-mayer-brown-on-call-for-cath-kidston-sale/ Oil prices drop https://www.ft.com/content/26ea5ef9-0619-4e50-b605-58e36d3fc4d9 Law firm responses https://www.thelawyer.com/dentons-asks-employees-for-work-four-day-week-for-six-months/ https://www.thelawyer.com/travers-smith-partners-have-drawings-cut/ US banks retreat https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/us-banks-lend-less-european-lending-coronavirus-pandemic-2020-4-1029127435 No Cliff-Edge extension https://www.ft.com/content/3c006614-767f-4447-8136-97987045517f Commercial Landlord update https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/23/commercial-property-landlords-banned-from-demanding-rent-arrears https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/21/boots-and-matalan-join-list-of-firms-targeted-over-unpaid-rents-since-coronavirus-lockdown Shake Shack https://www.ft.com/content/26e2a043-2633-4021-90a9-5340c9a07567 Created by: Tapiwa Museba
12:26
April 24, 2020
Episode 48: Newcastle United, Right to Repair Revisited and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the headlines: Tenant Payment https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-masks/accused-of-piracy-u-s-denies-diverting-masks-bound-for-germany-idUSKBN21O0Y0 Law firm responses https://www.thelawyer.com/osborne-clarke-furloughs-staff-and-defers-75-per-cent-of-partner-profits/ https://www.thelawyer.com/burges-salmon-furloughs-42-staff-and-redeploys-others/ https://www.thelawyer.com/gowling-ushers-in-flexible-menu-of-working-arrangements/ Job retention scheme extended https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-extended-until-end-of-june-11974812 HS2 Green Light https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/apr/15/construction-on-hs2-can-begin-government-says CMA Allows Amazon-Deliveroo https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-amazons-investment-in-deliveroo-gets-go-ahead-11974752 Right to Repair https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a32144222/hospitals-ventilators-right-repair-covid-19/ https://fortune.com/2020/04/17/ventilator-repair-biomed-technician-software/ PIF Transactions https://www.ft.com/content/3facc407-200f-4e7c-9914-79b4baece119 https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/04/03/ma-activity-plunges-it-could-get-much-worse-as-coronavirus-hits-markets-and-prevents-face-to-face-meetings/ Germany eases lockdown https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/04/15/germany-open-shops-next-week-restrictions-remain/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/leahrosenbaum/2020/04/14/researchers-say-social-distancing-to-prevent-coronavirus-may-need-to-continue-until-2022/ https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-britain-warned-to-prepare-for-up-to-six-waves-of-coronavirus-in-next-year-11974702 Created by: Tapiwa Museba
12:18
April 17, 2020
Episode 47: Oil Price War, Light Touch Administration and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the headlines: 3M Update https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-masks/accused-of-piracy-u-s-denies-diverting-masks-bound-for-germany-idUSKBN21O0Y0 Lufthansa Response https://www.ft.com/content/48fcd03c-3043-4485-a1e7-c7c07cebe444 Law Firm Furloughs https://www.thelawyer.com/dla-piper-furloughs-staff-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/ https://www.thelawyer.com/lewis-silkin-and-hill-dickinson-place-staff-on-furlough/ Law Firm Partner Profits https://www.thelawyer.com/bird-bird-considers-emergency-reserve-to-future-proof-firm/ US Unemployment https://www.businessinsider.com/record-unemployment-filings-jobless-claims-coronavirus-recession-economic-slowdown-2020-4?r=US&IR=T Airbnb Pivot https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/04/09/airbnb-challenge-rightmove-zoopla-move-long-term-rentals/ Apple-Google Contact Tracing https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52246319 Roadblocks https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-25/death-fears-fuel-demand-for-wills-forcing-lawyers-to-improvise https://www.ft.com/content/3b5fa7d4-2456-4950-9265-3e12a67354a6 https://news.bloomberglaw.com/mergers-and-antitrust/deals-down-to-the-wire-face-likely-antitrust-hurdles-amid-virus https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-03/you-can-t-get-either-married-or-divorced-in-n-y-right-now Oil Price War https://www.ft.com/content/c7a1e2e6-8c17-48d5-8c16-edce911b5cbb https://apnews.com/75ccc164478a347fd4b3c54ffffd7895 Debenhams Light Touch Administration https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/09/debenhams-appoints-administrators-and-liquidates-irish-chain https://www.thelawyer.com/freshfields-and-kirkland-in-action-as-debenhams-lines-up-administrators/ Created by: Tapiwa Museba
17:43
April 10, 2020
Episode 46: Rogue Employees, Ventilators and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the headlines: High Street Administration https://www.thelawyer.com/ashurst-and-freshfields-swoop-in-on-collapse-of-carluccios-and-brighthouse/ Postdates Riders Employees https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/2020/attorney-general-james-scores-major-win-gig-workers-victory-postmates-case SRA U-Turn https://www.sra.org.uk/sra/news/coronavirus-questions-answers/ Walker Morris Furloughs https://www.thelawyer.com/walker-morris-furloughs-staff-to-conserve-cash/ British Airways Furloughs https://www.ft.com/content/1f22a588-85ae-46f8-9c92-afa71c88b29b Modern Piracy https://www.ft.com/content/03e45e35-ab09-4892-899d-a86db08a935c Vicarious Liability https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2018-0213-judgment.pdf https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2018-0213-press-summary.pdf https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/01/morrisons-is-not-liable-for-massive-staff-data-leak-court-rules Case for Antitrust https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200401-covid-19-the-race-to-build-coronavirus-ventilators https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/coronavirus-us-ventilator-shortage.html Created by: Tapiwa Museba
14:36
April 3, 2020
Episode 45: Primark Won’t Pay Rent, Lawyer Wellbeing and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: Rail Franchises Suspended https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-rail-franchise-agreements-suspended-to-avoid-company-collapses-11962186 Record US unemployment https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/26/unemployment-claims-coronavirus-3-million/ BCLP and HSF Deals https://www.thelawyer.com/bclp-and-hsf-secure-timely-logistics-deal-for-blackstone/ Cover 19 Vaccine Deal https://www.thelawyer.com/paul-hastings-and-freshfields-lead-as-fosun-strikes-135m-deal-for-covid-19-vaccine/ Self employed worker scheme https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sunak-reveals-coronavirus-bailout-for-self-employed-but-they-must-wait-until-june-6qwzxbq3k No aviation bailout https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sunak-reveals-coronavirus-bailout-for-self-employed-but-they-must-wait-until-june-6qwzxbq3k Primark Rent https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/primark-withholds-33m-rent-on-its-closed-uk-stores https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-property-breakingv/breakingviews-virus-leaves-all-landlords-under-same-leaky-roof-idUKKBN21D2EY https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/27/london-landlords-refuse-rent-discounts-despite-knowing-businesses-may-go-12466431/ https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/people/edinburgh-sees-more-new-rental-listings-london-airbnb-exodus-continues-2519290 https://www.wired.co.uk/article/airbnb-coronavirus-london Lawyer wellbeing https://news.bloomberglaw.com/bloomberg-law-analysis/analysis-lawyer-well-being-critical-during-pandemic Created by: Tapiwa Museba
10:49
March 28, 2020
Episode 44: Price Gouging, Carphone Warehouse and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the headlines: Euro car sale dip https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-18/european-car-sales-are-off-to-the-worst-annual-start-since-2013?srnd=markets-vp BoE rate cut https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-bank-of-england-cuts-base-rate-to-0-1-11960336 State aid rules https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-19/eu-relaxes-state-aid-rules-to-help-nations-combat-virus-crisis?srnd=premium-europe UK business requests tax holiday https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-firms-urge-government-for-three-month-tax-holiday-from-national-insurance-paye-and-vat-11960378 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/03/19/manufacturers-warn-mass-layoffs-orders-collapse/ UPC setback https://www.worldipreview.com/news/german-court-deals-hammer-blow-to-upc-19461 Covid-19 effect on recruitment https://www.thelawyer.com/henderson-chambers-pulls-out-of-pupillage-recruitment-over-interviewing-pressures/ https://www.thelawyer.com/the-vac-schemes-left-vacant/ Price Gouging https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2020/03/cma-crack-coronavirus-price-increases/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/03/05/coronavirus-price-hiking-should-praised-not-condemned/ https://www.gov.uk/cartels-price-fixing/types-of-anticompetitive-activity https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-france-regulation/france-to-regulate-antibacterial-gel-price-finance-minister-idUSP6N29R02N Carphone Warehouse https://www.ft.com/content/98253d92-6823-11ea-a3c9-1fe6fedcca75 https://uk.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-asda/uks-asda-plans-to-hire-5000-temporary-workers-to-get-through-coronavirus-idUKL8N2BD5H7 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/coronavirus-uk-pay-wages-job-retention-scheme-rishi-sunak-boris-johnson-a9414886.html Created by: Tapiwa Museba
15:24
March 20, 2020
Episode 43: Right to Repair, Shareholder Priorities and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the headlines: BoE Rate Cut https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51831004 FTSE 100 drop https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/coronavirus-trump-travel-ban-europe-stock-market-ftse-100-bear-market-a9397586.html State aid change https://www.ft.com/content/d1086540-6232-11ea-b3f3-fe4680ea68b5 Italy antitrust https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-italy-antitrust/italian-antitrust-watchdog-probes-amazon-ebay-over-price-spikes-in-virus-crisis-idUKKBN20Z3HW Huawei 5G https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-huawei-5g-exclusive/exclusive-france-to-allow-some-huawei-gear-in-its-5g-network-sources-idUSKBN20Z3JR https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-huawei-tech-china-usa/trump-signs-law-to-prevent-u-s-rural-telecom-carriers-from-using-huawei-network-equipment-idUKKBN20Z37D Insurance acquisition https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-willis-towers-m-a-aon-plc/aon-to-buy-willis-for-nearly-30-billion-in-insurance-mega-deal-idUKKBN20W1KK https://www.thelawyer.com/host-of-international-firms-act-of-aon-30bn-acquisition-of-willis-towers-watson/ Shareholder Priorities https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/w-023-9337?comp=pluk&transitionType=Default&contextData=%28sc.Default%29 https://www.theia.org/sites/default/files/2020-02/FINAL%20-%20Shareholder%20Priorities%20for%202020.pdf https://www.thelawyer.com/novartis-panel-review-2020/ Property Development Ideas https://www.ft.com/content/0db39db8-646b-11ea-b3f3-fe4680ea68b5 https://www.environmental-protection.org.uk/policy-areas/land-quality/papers/contaminated-land-and-your-home/ Right to Repair https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_20_419 https://www.wired.co.uk/article/apple-samsung-iphone-patents Created by: Tapiwa Museba
17:25
March 13, 2020
Episode 42: Flybe Administration, Floodplain Property and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the headlines: Air France COVID-19 https://www.cityam.com/air-france-to-cut-1500-jobs-in-attempt-to-limit-coronavirus-impact/ https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-airlines/airlines-face-100-billion-plus-virus-hit-discounts-wouldnt-do-any-good-idUKKBN20S11G FCA Libor Warning https://www.cityam.com/fca-tells-asset-managers-to-gear-up-for-the-end-of-libor/ Airbnb Data Sharing https://news.airbnb.com/airbnb-signs-data-sharing-partnership-with-european-commission/ Electric Tax Break https://www.smmt.co.uk/2020/03/uk-new-car-market-falls-2-9-in-february-as-industry-calls-for-tax-free-evs-to-kick-start-demand/ South East Consolidation https://www.thelawyer.com/moore-blatch-barlow-robbins-merger/ CMA Interventionism https://www.ft.com/content/ae2951a0-5b85-11ea-b0ab-339c2307bcd4 Property Floodplains https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/23/more-than-11000-homes-to-be-built-on-land-at-high-risk-of-flooding https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/21/new-homes-in-flood-risk-areas-not-covered-by-insurance-scheme https://www.floodre.co.uk/how-flood-re-works/ Flybe Administration https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/05/flybe-collapses-two-months-after-government-announces-rescue https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/03/05/flybe-administration-inside-story-airlines-collapse/ https://www.thelawyer.com/bclp-on-call-as-flybe-falls-into-administration/ Coronavirus and Contracts https://www.tltsolicitors.com/insights-and-events/insight/coronavirus--what-is-the-impact-of-your-business/ Created by: Tapiwa Museba
15:40
March 6, 2020
Episode 41: Facebook $9bn Tax Lawsuit, Heathrow Runway, and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the headlines: Bombardier-Alstom https://www.thelawyer.com/host-of-international-firms-act-on-alstoms-e7-5bn-rail-purchase/ COVID-19 and stocks https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/stock-market-correction-coronavirus-meaning-definition-sp-500-stoxx-600-a9363756.html Firm closure https://www.thelawyer.com/baker-mckenzie-sends-staff-home-amid-coronavirus-fears/ Deal Watch https://www.iqstudentaccommodation.com/blackstone-acquire-iq https://www.thelawyer.com/us-firms-in-london-get-lead-roles-on-blackstones-student-housing-purchase/ https://www.kirkland.com/news/press-release/2020/02/kirkland-advises-blackstone US-EU Trade War https://www.ft.com/content/ae259de2-57db-11ea-a528-dd0f971febbc https://www.ft.com/content/33bc09c4-5358-11ea-90ad-25e377c0ee1f HSBC restructure https://www.hsbc.com/media/media-releases/2020/hsbc-holdings-plc-annual-results-2019 Heathrow third runway https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/27/heathrow-third-runway-ruled-illegal-over-climate-change https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Heathrow-judgment-on-planning-issues-27-February-2020.pdf https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Heathrow-summary-of-judgments-26-February-2020-online-version.pdf Facebook taxes https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/19/21144291/facebook-irs-lawsuit-9-billion-taxes https://www.ft.com/content/a0738696-52d1-11ea-8841-482eed0038b1 UK leaves UPC https://www.thelawyer.com/ip-lawyers-left-scratching-heads-as-britain-does-a-u-turn-to-quit-unified-patent-court/ http://eplaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/UPC-The-English-Patents-Court-in-a-split-UK-UPC-system.pdf https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/11/facebook-paid-just-28m-on-record-16bn-earnings-in-the-uk
22:42
March 2, 2020
Episode 40: Season Finale
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the headlines: HS2 Green Light https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/business-51418693 BP Net Zero Pledge https://www.ft.com/content/e1ee8ab4-4d89-11ea-95a0-43d18ec715f5 Amazon Injunction Granted https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/technology/amazon-jedi-pentagon-contract-microsoft.html Deal News https://www.lw.com/news/latham-advises-casper-sleep-inc-in-ipo https://www.thelawyer.com/us-and-french-firms-lead-on-billion-dollar-payments-deal/ Govt Considers Flybe Stake https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51453196 Novartis Panel Rules https://www.thelawyer.com/novartis-panel-review-2020/ Nissan Loss https://www.cityam.com/nissan-records-losses-amid-backdrop-of-carlos-ghosn-scandal/ FTC Investigates Big Tech https://www.cityam.com/ftc-demands-data-on-startup-purchases-by-tech-giants/ Firm Paternity Leave Increase https://www.thelawyer.com/ao-matches-linklaters-with-12-weeks-paternity-leave/ UK Allows Huawei Involvement https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/01/28/huawei-will-allowed-build-parts-britains-5g-network/ Created and Hosted by: Tapiwa Museba Season 3 Begins on 28 February
17:31
February 14, 2020
Episode 39: Changing Landscapes
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod M&A Slowdown https://www.ft.com/content/2f798e54-4570-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441 Coronavirus Update https://www.ft.com/content/6a108d2a-4830-11ea-aee2-9ddbdc86190d https://www.ft.com/content/cd0c7eb2-6725-4730-9bd2-2ece50b85841 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51397677 John Lewis Challenges https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/feb/06/new-john-lewis-chair-sharon-white-store-closures-job-losses Huawei-Verizon IP Lawsuit https://www.ft.com/content/ba9f1cce-48c7-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441 Deal News https://www.thelawyer.com/aston-martin-lawrence-stroll-rescue/ Boeing Update https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51407951 GS-Amazon Partnership https://www.ft.com/content/41866efe-4521-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441 https://www.businessinsider.com/goldman-sachs-eyes-smb-loans-through-amazon-2020-2 https://www.ft.com/content/f5e13448-4296-11ea-abea-0c7a29cd66fe https://www.ft.com/content/4326520e-42f3-11ea-a43a-c4b328d9061c https://qz.com/1796096/goldman-sachs-is-becoming-an-ally-for-tech-firms-like-amazon/ shorturl.at/bxSY1 Konexo Partners GT https://www.thelawyer.com/eversheds-newlaw-platform-strikes-partnership-deal-with-grant-thornton/ https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/-/media/boe/files/markets/benchmarks/what-you-need-to-know-about-libor-transition https://www.ey.com/en_gl/banking-capital-markets/ten-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-ibor-transition https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/markets/transition-to-sterling-risk-free-rates-from-libor https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19199683 Car Ban Moved https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51366123 https://www.ft.com/content/46bfd6e2-473a-11ea-aee2-9ddbdc86190d https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/02/04/hybrid-car-fiasco-kick-face-drivers/ Created, Written and Hosted by: Tapiwa Museba Episode Contributor: Matthieu Lawson
18:38
February 7, 2020
Episode 38: JustEat CMA Probe, Northern Rail Nationalised and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: Coronavirus Business Impact https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/29/coronavirus-british-airways-suspends-bookings-china-flights/ https://www.ft.com/content/ea0b15e2-436f-11ea-a43a-c4b328d9061c BoE Interest Rate https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/bank-of-england-forecasts-interest-rates-economic-growth-a4349241.html https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51309256 HS2 Update https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/grant-shapps-hs2-decision-soon-a4349111.html Deal Watch https://www.thelawyer.com/city-firms-land-roles-on-new-farringdon-development/ https://www.thelawyer.com/dla-piper-leads-on-restructuring-of-department-store-beales/ Facebook Privacy Settlement https://news.bloomberglaw.com/privacy-and-data-security/facebook-to-pay-550-million-to-settle-biometric-privacy-suit UK Car Slump https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51300835 CMA Probes Merger https://www.gov.uk/cma-cases/takeaway-com-n-v-just-eat-plc-merger-inquiry https://www.gov.uk/cma-cases/amazon-deliveroo-merger-inquiry https://www.ft.com/content/97a62cfa-3e07-11ea-a01a-bae547046735 https://www.cityam.com/cma-sets-out-the-issues-in-amazons-deliveroo-investment/ CJEU TM Ruling http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document_print.jsf?docid=222824&text=&dir=&doclang=EN&part=1&occ=first&mode=req&pageIndex=0&cid=3376591 https://www.allenovery.com/en-gb/global/news-and-insights/publications/sky-v-skykick-cjeu-decision-imprecise-terms-in-trade-marks-ruled-invalid https://hsfnotes.com/ip/2020/01/29/cjeu-decision-in-skykick-offers-relief-to-trade-mark-owners/ Northern Rail  https://www.cityam.com/struggling-northern-rail-franchise-to-be-nationalised-and-renamed-northern-trains/ FT
13:27
January 31, 2020
Episode 37: HS2 Leaks, UK Divergence and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: Sustainable Investment https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2020/01/16/microsoft-will-be-carbon-negative-by-2030/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/01/19/foreign-aid-coal-mines-coal-fired-power-plants-end-boris-johnson/ Coke sticks to plastic https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51197463 Withdrawal Agreement https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/23/boris-johnsons-brexit-bill-becomes-law Brexit Preparations https://www.ft.com/content/1189ae1e-3b71-11ea-a01a-bae547046735 https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/hsf-brings-german-offices-into-uk-llp-to-mitigate-brexit-concerns/ Deal watch https://www.thelawyer.com/cms-dla-and-osborne-clarke-lead-on-cityfibres-200m-acquisition/ Beales Administration https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48854450 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51176418 HS2 https://www.ft.com/content/307e3606-3ab7-11ea-a01a-bae547046735 https://www.cityam.com/qa-what-is-the-hs2-route-how-much-will-it-cost-and-when-will-it-open/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16473296 https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/apr/18/midlands-engine-economy-compete-northern-powerhouse https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-51190399 Child Data Regs https://apnews.com/fee4312e4fc2bc8b212012947bf6b9c8 UK’s Divergence https://www.ft.com/content/18ddc610-3940-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4 https://www.ft.com/content/cd70c1c0-3acd-11ea-a01a-bae547046735 https://www.ft.com/content/10ec1b28-39f4-11ea-b232-000f4477fbca
13:12
January 24, 2020
Episode 36: Asda Sustainability, Flybe Saga and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: US-China Phase One https://apnews.com/0bafa0e7b868ceb9f6241f63c06c85be BlackRock Sustainability https://www.ft.com/content/57db9dc2-3690-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4 Phil Hogan in US https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/phil-hogan-arrives-in-washington-for-crunch-eu-us-trade-talks-1.4139906 NHS calls out betting https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51120456 Met Police legal panel https://www.thelawyer.com/firms-wanted-for-met-polices-new-65m-panel/ Nissan-Renault issues https://www.ft.com/content/8e09fb16-353a-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-renault-nissan/renault-nissan-share-real-desire-to-make-alliance-work-chairman-idUSKBN1ZF0TB Asda Sustainability https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51132164 UK Retail Slip https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51035672 Flybe Saga https://www.cityam.com/flybe-near-collapse-what-do-we-know-so-far/ https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/14/flybe-saved-after-successful-last-ditch-talks https://www.ft.com/content/961f87ca-3766-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4 https://www.ft.com/content/0974f554-37b0-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4 Created, Written and Hosted by: Tapiwa Museba (c) Episode 36 Contributor: Karim Richani
15:12
January 17, 2020
Episode 35: Travelex Hacking Scandal, Corporate Governance Shortcomings and more
Created, Written and Hosted by Tapiwa Museba Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories Boris Johnson fast-tracks Brexit negotiations https://www.ft.com/content/4e9246d6-2fd7-11ea-9703-eea0cae3f0de DWF trainee barred https://www.thelawyer.com/former-dwf-trainee-barred-after-dismissal-for-gross-misconduct/ FCA proposes higher interest rates https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51048726 Jingye rescues British Steel https://www.ft.com/content/0e1d2036-3229-11ea-9703-eea0cae3f0de Firm international moves https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/international-roundup-dentons-enters-ireland-and-cooley-steps-into-singapore-as-winston-leaves-the-middle-east/ JLD recommends drinking culture shifts https://www.thelawyer.com/junior-lawyers-division-alcohol-guidelines/ Corporate Governance Shortcomings https://www.ft.com/content/b0c9684a-320a-11ea-9703-eea0cae3f0de Big Tech Lobbies against liability https://www.ft.com/content/8e3359a2-308f-11ea-a329-0bcf87a328f2 Travelex Hack https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51017852 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/01/08/travelex-customers-left-high-dry-ransomware-attack/
10:30
January 10, 2020
Episode 34: Just Eat Merger, Town and Village Green Developments and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories Re-Nationalisation of Rail Services https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/12/25/northern-rail-split-ministers-lay-ground-nationalisation/ Permanent Cliff-Edge Date https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/16/boris-johnson-will-amend-brexit-bill-to-outlaw-extension EC warning over cliff edge https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/18/cliff-edge-brexit-will-hurt-uk-more-than-eu-says-von-der-leyen Law firm deals https://www.thelawyer.com/paul-hastings-and-norton-rose-fulbright-act-on-latest-vodafone-telecoms-deal/ https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/dealwatch-weil-and-mayer-brown-scoop-leads-on-nestles-4bn-us-ice-cream-business-sale/ Boeing CEO leaves https://www.boeing.com/company/bios/dennis-a-muilenburg.page ICO investigates TikTok https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/data-regulator-hones-tiktok-makes-024510623.html Just Eat Merger https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/12/19/takeawaycom-delivers-knockout-blow-just-eat-battle/ https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/dec/19/just-eat-takeover-battle-rivals-make-new-bids-takeaway-com-prosus US-Huawei Developments https://www.ft.com/content/4b37c67a-1df1-11ea-9186-7348c2f183af https://www.ft.com/content/6863a21a-234a-11ea-92da-f0c92e957a96 Town and Village Greens https://www.walkermorris.co.uk/publications/supreme-court-offers-additional-defence-against-tvgs-on-public-land/ R (Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd) v East Sussex County Council [2015] UKSC 7 Lancashire and NHS [2019] UKSC 58 https://www.burges-salmon.com/news-and-insight/legal-updates/village-green-law/
12:26
December 27, 2019
Episode 33: Bank of England Scandal, Airbnb EU Victory and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod  Links for the stories Goldman Sachs Arctic drilling https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/16/business/goldman-sachs-arctic/index.html Heathrow’ runway setback https://www.ft.com/content/13c97730-226d-11ea-92da-f0c92e957a96 KPMG drops pay https://www.ft.com/content/e3b32efe-1dc3-11ea-97df-cc63de1d73f4 Fiat Chrysler Peugeot Merger https://www.wsj.com/articles/psa-board-backs-binding-merger-agreement-with-fiat-chrysler-11576605907 Boeing Supply Chain Suffers https://www.dw.com/en/boeings-suppliers-hit-hard-by-737-max-freeze/av-51732454 Firm gender pay gap https://www.thelawyer.com/white-case-gender-pay-gap-2019/ Private real estate bounce https://www.ft.com/content/1c80be14-1f3f-11ea-92da-f0c92e957a96 Bank of England Scandal https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hedge-funds-eavesdrop-on-vital-bank-of-england-briefings-h7rcqhvbn https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/dec/19/hedge-funds-hacked-into-bank-of-england-briefings https://www.ft.com/content/a65bfdca-2286-11ea-b8a1-584213ee7b2b https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50849479 Airbnb EU Victory https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50851419 https://www.ft.com/content/a1b4eb92-2222-11ea-b8a1-584213ee7b2b
11:38
December 20, 2019
Episode 32: US-China Decoupling, Balsamic Vinegar and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod  Links for the stories Legal Innovators https://biglawbusiness.com/startup-provides-another-path-for-new-lawyers-firm-savings Konexo Hub https://www.eversheds-sutherland.com/global/en/what/publications/shownews.page?News=en/uk/Konexo_launches_its_transformative_Konexo_Hub LSE productivity https://www.cityam.com/london-stock-exchange-launches-consultation-on-shorter-trading-hours/ Wetherspoon investment https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50726611 CMA investigates Google https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/02/uk-competition-watchdog-cma-probes-google-looker-acquisition-deal.html Banking shakeups https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/09/morgan-stanley-cutting-jobs-due-to-uncertain-environment-sources.html https://www.ft.com/content/19c7f3e6-1a8e-11ea-97df-cc63de1d73f4 https://www.bworldonline.com/credit-suisse-cuts-goals/ Balsamic Vinegar http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf;jsessionid=FF7A206CB36CF1203DCE84AD45C601EA?text=&docid=216566&pageIndex=0&doclang=en&mode=lst&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=7486494 https://www.ashurst.com/en/news-and-insights/legal-updates/high-court-accepts-claim-to-restrain-chobani-from-passing-off-its-american-made-yoghurt/ Mike Lynch fraud trial https://www.ft.com/content/8078ea8c-1ce6-11ea-9186-7348c2f183af https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hpe-autonomy-cfo/ex-autonomy-cfo-sentenced-in-u-s-to-5-years-prison-over-hewlett-packard-fraud-idUSKCN1SJ29H https://www.cityam.com/autonomy-founder-mike-lynch-kicks-off-testimony-in-uks-biggest-fraud-trial/ US-China “Decoupling” https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/us-reaches-another-trade-deal-in-principle-with-china-report-2019-12-1028760262 https://www.ft.com/content/b55fc6ee-1787-11ea-8d73-6303645ac406
15:30
December 13, 2019
Episode 31: Uber loses London license, Digital Services Tax retaliation and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: Deloitte Legal Programme https://www.thelawyer.com/deloitte-legal-targets-startups-with-two-year-legal-tech-scheme/ European Commission Google investigation https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/dec/02/eu-investigates-google-data-collection-practices World’s largest IPO-Saudi Aramco https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/05/investing/saudi-aramco-ipo-price/index.html LVMH buys Tiffany https://www.lvmh.com/news-documents/press-releases/lvmh-reaches-agreement-with-tiffany-co/ Mitsubishi acquires Eneco https://iclg.com/ibr/articles/10509-mitsubishi-and-chubu-reach-agreement-for-eneco-acquisition Carbon footprint of emails https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2019/nov/26/pointless-emails-theyre-not-just-irritating-they-have-a-massive-carbon-footprint Daimler job cuts https://www.ft.com/content/e2e7ddaa-129a-11ea-a225-db2f231cfeae Uber loses license https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50544283 https://www.ft.com/content/78827b06-0f6a-11ea-a225-db2f231cfeae https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/11/30/uber-shrugs-licence-threat-look-new-london-headquarters/ https://www.ft.com/content/22586af4-15ca-11ea-8d73-6303645ac406 https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/sadiq-khan-shocking-reason-uber-licence/ Clifford Chance’s modified scheme https://www.thelawyer.com/clifford-chance-lift-legal-internship/ https://www.cliffordchance.com/news/news/2019/12/clifford-chance-launches-its-pioneering-non-legal-internship-pro.html Digital Services Tax Retaliation https://www.ft.com/content/52e4922a-1556-11ea-9ee4-11f260415385
12:31
December 6, 2019
Episode 30: Liverpool FC, World’s First Climate Bank and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: US-China Trade Deal https://www.theguardian.com/business/blog/live/2019/nov/21/stock-markets-fall-amid-fresh-us-china-trade-deal-worries-trump-brexit-business-live Huawei back in business https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-administration-huawei-business-resume-2019-11?r=US&IR=T Amazon Ring https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-ring-camera-network-senators-letter-national-security-2019-11?r=US&IR=T Booking.com diversity https://www.ft.com/content/8ebc6026-09a2-11ea-bb52-34c8d9dc6d84 KKR LBO bid https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-11/kkr-said-to-make-formal-approach-to-walgreens-on-record-buyout Google scales back ads https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/20/google-political-ad-policy-facebook-twitter PayPal acquiring Honey https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/11/20/paypal-makes-biggest-ever-acquisition-4bn-deal-online-shopping/ https://www.yahoo.com/news/paypal-buy-rewards-platform-honey-212745950.html https://www.ft.com/content/520d2b0c-0be0-11ea-b2d6-9bf4d1957a67 Liverpool, New Balance and Nike https://www.traverssmith.com/knowledge/knowledge-container/lebron-serena-and-drake-make-the-difference-in-liverpool-fc-matching-rights-dispute/ https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/liverpool-kit-deal-nike-new-balance-court-case-verdict-latest-news-a9170686.html EIB becomes climate bank https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/15/european-investment-bank-to-phase-out-fossil-fuels-financing https://www.ft.com/content/5d7f8314-0b17-11ea-b2d6-9bf4d1957a67 https://sports.yahoo.com/nikes-value-is-up-262-b-since-colin-kaepernick-endorsement-now-its-close-to-unveiling-his-shoe-150012824.html
11:09
November 22, 2019
Episode 29: Tesla to Germany, Digital Sovereignty and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: Google-Fitbit faces more scrutiny https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-01/google-s-fitbit-acquisition-likely-to-face-antitrust-scrutiny UK avoids recession https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/11/10/economy-escape-recession-scare-pre-election-boost-boris-johnson/ Minimum wage increase https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/11/thousands-of-uk-workers-pay-to-rise-as-living-wage-increases Land law development in county court shorturl.at/psJOS Energy industry issues https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/11/11/energy-sector-woes-just-tip-iceberg-record-28-suppliers-collapse/ European Commission vs UK https://www.ft.com/content/cb0dc7ce-0702-11ea-a984-fbbacad9e7dd WHO prequalifies insulin https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/13/health/insulin-prices-generic-who.html https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/13-11-2019-who-launches-first-ever-insulin-prequalification-programme-to-expand-access-to-life-saving-treatment-for-diabetes https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-50419527 https://www.vox.com/2019/4/3/18293950/why-is-insulin-so-expensive Tesla to Germany https://www.ft.com/content/c7b6898a-058b-11ea-a984-fbbacad9e7dd https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/13/tesla-cites-brexit-as-germany-chosen-over-uk-for-european-plant-elon-musk Digital sovereignty https://www.ft.com/content/956ccaa6-0537-11ea-9afa-d9e2401fa7ca https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tiktok-cfius-exclusive/exclusive-us-opens-national-security-investigation-into-tiktok-sources-idUSKBN1XB4IL https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/war-cloud-what-is-explained-amazon-microsoft-ai-military-jedi-a8999551.html
11:38
November 15, 2019
Episode 28: Reed Smith converts to ABS, Google Data-Grab accusation and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: Grant Thornton £100m legal fund https://www.thelawyer.com/grant-thornton-set-to-launch-100m-fund-for-insolvency-and-asset-tracing/ KPMG cull https://www.ft.com/content/4c4ed8e0-fcd7-11e9-a354-36acbbb0d9b6 https://www.cityam.com/kpmg-denies-partner-cuts-cost-cutting-drive/ The U.S. and China Trade War update https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-07/china-says-it-agreed-with-u-s-to-roll-back-tariffs-in-phases?srnd=premium-europe LSE-Refinitiv deal https://www.ft.com/content/191921fc-0082-11ea-be59-e49b2a136b8d Heineken invests in sustainability https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/07/heineken-to-join-other-beer-giants-in-ditching-plastic-recyclable-cardboard-can-multipack DWF acquires BT law https://www.thelawyer.com/dwf-acquires-bt-law-for-nominal-1-fee/ Reed Smith ABS https://www.reedsmith.com/en/news/2019/11/reed-smith-becomes-first-international-law-firm-to-gain-abs-license https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/reed-smith-converts-to-abs-in-first-for-us-firm/5102043.article https://www.forbes.com/sites/markcohen1/2018/12/03/there-is-nothing-alternative-about-new-model-providers-especially-the-big-four/#11fb07d86f5a https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=b5d2be17-1def-4a0a-9003-cc7d1e7483a3 Google-Fitbit https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/01/google-snaps-up-fitbit-for-21bn https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fitbit-m-a-alphabet-eu/after-googles-fitbit-deal-eu-says-worrying-when-firms-targeted-for-their-data-idUSKBN1XH25S https://www.thelawyer.com/google-acquires-fitbit/ Microsoft 4 work day experiment https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/04/microsoft-japan-four-day-work-week-productivity https://www.ft.com/content/d660deac-0097-11ea-be59-e49b2a136b8d
11:22
November 8, 2019
Episode 27: PSA-Fiat £35bn merger, Brexit stockpiling and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: Hong Kong recession https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/31/business/hong-kong-economy/index.html Twitter bans political ads https://twitter.com/jack/status/1189634360472829952 Facebook pays ICO fine https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/30/facebook-agrees-to-pay-fine-over-cambridge-analytica-scandal Boodles- Hummingbird partnership https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/10/30/jeweller-boodles-teams-african-miner-sell-ethically-sourced/ HSBC net profits decline https://www.ft.com/content/604ef8f8-f939-11e9-a354-36acbbb0d9b6 EU proposes anti-laundering body https://www.ft.com/content/d810c676-fb34-11e9-98fd-4d6c20050229 UK Treasury plea to banks https://www.cityam.com/mps-demand-banks-do-more-to-tackle-economic-crime/ PSA-FCA merger https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/31/fiat-chrysler-and-psa-peugeot-agree-35bn-merger https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/31/business/fiat-chrysler-psa-group/index.html https://www.thelawyer.com/french-and-us-firms-lead-on-fiat-chryslers-35bn-deal-with-peugeot/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/10/30/vauxhall-jobs-threat-carmakers-mega-merger/ Right to Repair https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49884827 Brexit costs https://www.ft.com/content/1becb77c-fbdc-11e9-a354-36acbbb0d9b6
09:16
November 1, 2019
Episode 26: Chick-Fil-A to leave the UK, FIFA and Fortnite under fire and more
Instagram: @commawarepod Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Twitter ad bug https://www.ft.com/content/62ceecc8-f64b-11e9-9ef3-eca8fc8f2d65 Boeing halting share buybacks https://www.ft.com/content/4549b164-f589-11e9-a79c-bc9acae3b654 Nigeria moves up in Ease of Business https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/10/24/africa/nigeria-improves-in-world-bank-ranking/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F Freshfields sets up conduct committee https://www.thelawyer.com/freshfields-to-tackle-misbehaviour-with-new-conduct-committee/ Firm deal watch https://www.thelawyer.com/magic-circle-duo-advise-on-south-african-company-makes-5bn-play-for-just-eat/ https://www.thelawyer.com/wework-calls-on-trio-of-us-firms-for-softbank-rescue/ https://www.thelawyer.com/osborne-clarke-reeled-in-as-bonmarche-collapses-into-administration/ Latham & Watkins pro bono https://www.law.com/therecorder/2019/10/21/innovations-in-pro-bono-latham-watkins/ Law firms prepare for recession https://biglawbusiness.com/big-law-builds-up-bankruptcy-as-economic-slowdown-threatens Chick Fil A Leaves Reading https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/21/chick-fil-a-outlet-reading-to-close-in-lgbt-rights-row https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9kem5e/the-uks-first-chick-fil-a-has-announced-its-closure-after-just-eight-days UK Children's Commissioner calls for loot box regulation https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/21/children-spending-250-fortnite-skins-avoid-labeled-poor-kid/ https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/oct/22/clamp-down-on-fortnite-loot-boxes-urges-childrens-commissioner https://www.kotaku.co.uk/2019/10/15/someone-spent-over-118000-in-microtransactions-on-a-transformers-game https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/gaming-the-system/ How Latham & Watkins bonded with Thomas Cook https://www.thelawyer.com/how-latham-muscled-in-on-one-of-slaughter-and-mays-oldest-clients/
13:09
October 25, 2019
Episode 25: Domino's Pizza, WHSmith Acquisition, China vs NBA, Apple, Dior and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: Thomas Cook CEO speaks https://www.ft.com/content/f8bb0736-ef33-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195 Ashurst Accelerator https://www.thelawyer.com/ashurst-jumps-on-fintech-bandwagon-with-accelerator-launch/ NY Law School trains students on religion https://www.law.com/2019/10/16/new-york-law-school-adds-religious-training-to-its-diversity-program/ IMF global growth https://www.ft.com/content/078e2ca2-ef2a-11e9-bfa4-b25f11f42901 Jones Day culture https://www.law.com/americanlawyer/2019/10/16/sexual-inappropriateness-jones-days-london-office-culture-in-the-spotlight-405-46437/ Deal watch https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/dealwatch-kirkland-and-slaughters-lead-on-3-1bn-sophos-take-private-as-fried-frank-advises-on-e11bn-permira-final-close/ Domino's Pizza https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/17/dominos-to-pull-out-of-scandinavia-and-switzerland WHSmith Acquires Marshall https://www.ft.com/content/4f603404-f0a5-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195 https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/whsmith-strikes-deal-to-acquire-marshall-retail-group-for-us400-million/ Hong Kong, China, Apple, NBA, Dior https://www.ft.com/content/4f603404-f0a5-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195 https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/whsmith-strikes-deal-to-acquire-marshall-retail-group-for-us400-million/ https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/10/nba-victim-china-economic-might/599773/ https://time.com/5703259/adam-silver-nba-china-time-100-health-summit/ https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/18/apple-ceo-meets-china-regulator-after-pulling-hong-kong-app.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2019/10/07/nba-china-statements-different-english-chinese/3898513002/ https://www.ft.com/content/c8a845d0-eb15-11e9-a240-3b065ef5fc55 https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50078886
10:35
October 18, 2019
Episode 24: US-EU Trade War, Libra Coin Pushback, Law Firm Data Breaches and more
@commawarepod Contact: commawawrepod@gmail.com Longer reads begin at 01:47 Links for the stories Dyson abandons electric car plans https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/10/10/sir-james-dyson-scraps-25bn-electric-car-saying-project-not/ No new Heathrow runway https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/10/10/british-airways-boss-says-heathrow-unlikely-get-third-runway/ Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer https://www.thelawyer.com/all-is-dust-for-him-and-bleak-defence-counsel-pleads-with-sdt-as-beckwith-picks-up-35000-fine/ More bad Nissan Brexit news https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50000530 UK avoids recession https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49998074 Britain changes negotiations https://news.sky.com/story/uk-negotiators-propose-pared-down-free-trade-agreement-to-end-brexit-stalemate-11832385 US-EU Trade War https://news.sky.com/story/boris-johnson-disappointed-as-trump-aims-tariffs-at-uk-products-11826292 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-wto-aircraft-preview/record-u-s-tariff-award-over-airbus-aid-could-fuel-trade-tensions-idUSKBN1WE04A https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/16/useu-trade-war-puts-world-straight-into-a-recession-itc-chief-says.html https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/aug/16/warning-signs-for-global-economy-the-countries-spooking-investors Law firm data breaches https://www.law.com/2019/10/15/more-than-100-law-firms-have-reported-data-breaches-and-the-picture-is-getting-worse/ Libra Coin pushback https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/06/uk-regulator-says-that-facebook-isnt-going-to-swan-through-regulatory-checks-for-libra/ https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/26/18716326/facebook-libra-cryptocurrency-blockchain-irs-starbucks https://www.ft.com/content/aa97ad20-91a0-11e9-8ff4-699df1c62544 https://www.forbes.com/sites/ktorpey/2019/10/16/us-congressman-facebook-should-adopt-bitcoin-drop-libra-project/#71cd0d3116b2
12:34
October 18, 2019
Episode 23: Uber Doubles Down, Facebook's ECJ Fate and more
"However" Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: Global M&A slowdown https://www.ft.com/content/68aa3d40-e2ce-11e9-b112-9624ec9edc59 Uber license extended https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49810049 Greggs stockpiling pork https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49890034 FCA prepares for no-deal https://www.ft.com/content/e851cce2-e130-11e9-b112-9624ec9edc59 DLA Piper mandatory arbitration https://biglawbusiness.com/dla-piper-partner-alleges-harassment-seeks-arbitration-release UK recession fears https://news.sky.com/story/recession-fear-as-brexit-blamed-for-services-sector-slump-11826101 Google Collective Action Suit https://www.ft.com/content/a0a0a1ac-e4ff-11e9-b112-9624ec9edc59 https://www.thelawyer.com/mishcon-gets-the-go-ahead-for-landmark-google-dispute/ Uber launches Uber Works https://www.ft.com/content/08de263a-e394-11e9-b112-9624ec9edc59 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49917762 ECJ and Facebook https://www.ft.com/content/a06eac9a-e5ba-11e9-b112-9624ec9edc59 https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2019-10/cp190128en.pdf https://www.businessinsider.com/ecj-rules-facebook-ordered-take-down-illegal-content-worldwide-2019-10?IR=T
09:47
October 4, 2019
Episode 22: CMA fines PayPal, Big Pharma Regulation and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories Thomas Cook Compulsory Liquidation and Firm Mandates https://thomascook.caa.co.uk/ https://www.thelawyer.com/huge-cast-of-firms-claim-mandates-on-thomas-cook-fallout/ DLA Piper launch LIBOR Practice https://www.dlapiper.com/en/france/news/2019/09/dla-piper-announces-launch-of-libor-transition-practice/ 8% of Lloyd’s staff experienced sexual harassment https://news.sky.com/story/survey-reveals-truly-terrible-culture-at-lloyds-of-london-11818496 British and American stock drops https://www.cityam.com/sterling-falls-nearly-one-per-cent-against-the-dollar-as-uks-constitutional-crisis-bites/ Ebay chief steps down https://www.cityam.com/ebay-chief-executive-steps-down/ Carlos Ghosn, SEC settlement https://www.ft.com/content/aa6ce5e8-de0f-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc CMA Fines PayPal https://www.ft.com/content/f3262dd6-debd-11e9-b112-9624ec9edc59 Daimler fined 870m https://www.cityam.com/mercedes-benz-owner-daimler-fined-e870m-for-diesel-emissions-scandal/ Labour proposes pharma regulation https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/09/25/pharma-industry-sounds-alarm-labours-radical-plans/
08:17
September 27, 2019
Bonus Episode: The Demise of the Gig Economy
This episode reflects on the future of the gig economy as Uber faces more legal challenges in different jurisdictions. Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Credit: Camilla Hodgson, Patrick McGee and Robert Wright of the Financial Times www.ft.com/content/afbdc66e-ce99-11e9-99a4-b5ded7a7fe3f Andrew J Hawkins of the Verge www.theverge.com/2019/9/11/20860578/california-ab5-bill-passage-uber-lyft-drivers-union-techlash Shona Ghosh of Business Insider www.businessinsider.com/deliveroo-will-no-longer-forbid-employment-tribunals-in-its-contract-2017-2?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=referral&r=US&IR=T Mansoor Iqbal of Business of Apps www.businessofapps.com/data/deliveroo-statistics/ Patrick Collinson of the Guardian www.theguardian.com/business/2018/oct/20/deliveroo-uber-workers-pay-gig-economy Taylor Wessing united-kingdom.taylorwessing.com/en/insights/radar/uber-loses-in-court-of-appeal-but-given-permission-to-move-to-supreme-court Natasha Bernal of the Telegraph www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/12/05/blow-gig-economy-deliveroo-riders-lose-landmark-legal-appeal/ Alexia Fernandez Campbell of Vox www.vox.com/2018/12/5/18127208/new-york-uber-lyft-minimum-wage Released September 12, 2019
10:41
September 27, 2019
Episode 21: NHS partners with Google, JD Sports acquisition and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: Amazon alters search algorithm https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-changed-search-algorithm-in-ways-that-boost-its-own-products-11568645345 ES targets to improve BAME representation https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/realistic-eversheds-sets-new-targets-to-combat-paltry-bame-partner-numbers/ Google to invest 3bn euros in Europe https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/20/google-investing-in-eu-data-centers-ceo-sundar-pichai-says-in-finland.html Thomas Cook on brink https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49761464 BA pilots call off strike https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/18/british-airways-pilots-call-off-second-september-strike HKEX bid rejected https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/13/london-stock-exchange-rejects-hong-kong-takeover-bid.html Big Tech losing allure https://www.ft.com/content/5e8affac-c299-11e9-ae6e-a26d1d0455f4 CMA concerns over JD-Footasylum acquisition https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/19/jd-sports-buyout-rival-footasylum-bad-deal-shoppers-cma-watchdog NHS partnerships with Google https://www.ft.com/content/641e0d84-da21-11e9-8f9b-77216ebe1f17
09:38
September 20, 2019
Episode 20: Taylor Swift, Death of the High Street and more
Bonus episode: https://commawarepod.bandcamp.com/track/bonus-episode-the-demise-of-the-gig-economy Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories: British Airways Strike https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/08/ba-pilots-to-strike-from-midnight-in-dispute-about-pay Ford Electric Cars in Europe https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ford-electric/ford-makes-big-electric-push-in-europe-with-new-launches-idUSKCN1VV1CZ New Deloitte SQE Training Contract https://www.thelawyer.com/deloitte-to-offer-three-year-long-sqe-training-contracts/ Dentons in Africa https://www.thelawyer.com/dentons-opens-in-five-jurisdictions-in-bid-to-build-pan-african-law-firm/ Vauxhall CEO Brexit Warning https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49651116 HKEX LSE Bid - update: the LSE has rejected the bid. The episode was recorded before this news broke. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/09/11/markets-live-latest-news-pound-euro-ftse-1001/ https://www.ft.com/content/d53ae238-d46f-11e9-8367-807ebd53ab77 https://www.thelawyer.com/slaughters-grabs-advisory-role-in-hong-kong-bid-for-london-stock-exchange/ Rescue Deals Hurting the High Street https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/09/11/store-closures-hit-record-levels-rescue-deals-hurt-high-streets/ Taylor Swift Re-Records Back Catalogue https://gowlingwlg.com/en/insights-resources/articles/2019/taylor-swift-re-recorded-her-entire-catalogue/ Apple Music influenced by Taylor Swift https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33220189
11:21
September 13, 2019
Episode 19 (Season Finale): Recurring Themes
Season finale of the first season, to coincide with the end of the recruitment cycle. A review of previous episodes, and themes that bring them together. Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod
11:37
August 26, 2019
Bonus Episode: Why Data Matters
Instagram: @commawarepod Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Links for the stories: Bounty https://www.ft.com/content/6954971e-5d3a-11e9-939a-341f5ada9d40  British Airways https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/08/ba-fine-customer-data-breach-british-airways  Equifax https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49070596  Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/11/20690020/google-assistant-home-human-contractors-listening-recordings-vrt-nws  Office365 banned in Hesse https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/15/20694797/hesse-german-state-gdpr-office-365-schools-illegal-data-protection  Irish GDPR Google Probe https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/22/18635898/google-gdpr-probe-complaint-ireland-dcp-europe  Chinese surveillance app https://www.ft.com/content/73aebaaa-98a9-11e9-8cfb-30c211dcd229 
09:53
July 29, 2019
Episode 18: New IHT Rules, Attempting to Police the Internet and more
Instagram: @commawarepod Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Links: Eversheds Sutherland open in San Diego https://us.eversheds-sutherland.com/NewsCommentary/Press-Releases/222584/Eversheds-Sutherland-Continues-US-Expansion-with-New-California-Office ContractPod receive record funding https://biglawbusiness.com/legal-tech-co-contractpod-technologies-wins-55m-in-funding EY expand to Shenzhen https://biglawbusiness.com/ey-expands-legal-reach-into-chinese-tech-hub-shenzhen DWF wins BT tender https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/an-incredible-opportunity-dwf-flexes-new-law-arm-with-bt-managed-services-contract/ Apple buys Intel mobile chip business https://www.ft.com/content/652fbc7c-af10-11e9-8030-530adfa879c2   Gambling levy https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/gambling-pay-problem-gambler-treatment-addiction-a8984431.html  Boeing losses https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/boeing-results-share-price-value-loss-737-max-crash-a9018656.html SRA report a rise in money laundering and workplace harassment https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/sra-report-reveals-how-money-laundering-and-metoo-cases-have-increased-its-workload/ Nissan have report a 99% drop in profits  https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/25/business/nissan-job-cuts-earnings/index.html New rules on inheritance tax (or IHT) proposed https://www.ft.com/content/d787b332-9e54-11e9-9c06-a4640c9feebb https://www.fidelity.co.uk/markets-insights/daily-insight/radical-revamp-inheritance-tax-rules-proposed/ French MPs police the internet https://www.ft.com/content/12e987c6-9e6d-11e9-b8ce-8b459ed04726
08:07
July 26, 2019
Episode 17: Adidas Loses Three Stripes, London-Shanghai Stock Connect and more
Instagram: @commawarepod Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Links: Stephenson Harwood Innovation Network https://www.thelawyer.com/stephenson-harwood-joins-firms-rewarding-associates-for-innovation/  Eversheds New Law https://www.thelawyer.com/eversheds-sutherland-takes-on-the-big-four-with-high-stakes-new-law-launch/  Evening Standard Losses https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/jun/26/evening-standard-reports-loss-amid-ad-struggles-george-osborne  US/China Trade War https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-tariffs-on-china-are-being-blunted-by-trade-cheats-11561546806  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-companies-legal-ways-around-030801977.html  Huawei Ban Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZGpmWrVSaU Allianz Acquisitions https://news.sky.com/story/legal-general-selling-general-insurance-business-to-allianz-for-242m-11732104  Australia Supreme Court vs Facebook https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jun/25/media-companies-scramble-after-judge-rules-they-are-liable-for-facebook-comments  Adidas Loses Trademark https://www.theguardian.com/law/2019/jun/19/adidas-loses-three-stripe-trademark-battle-in-european-court  London-Shanghai Stock Connect https://www.ft.com/content/d8db0830-9024-11e9-aea1-2b1d33ac3271  http://fortune.com/2019/06/17/london-shanghai-stock-exchange-china/ 
07:32
June 28, 2019
Episode 16: Half of Ocado Workforce at Risk, Startups Post-Brexit and more
Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories:    Eversheds Sutherland Tech Unit https://www.thelawyer.com/eversheds-debuts-litigation-tech-offering-to-propel-cases-forward/ Hogan Lovells AI Solution https://www.thelawyer.com/hogan-lovells-launches-ai-solution-to-prepare-for-libor-overhaul/ Mindful Business Charter https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/out-of-office-freshfields-hsf-among-nine-new-mindful-business-charter-signatories/ #Metoo in Law https://biglawbusiness.com/one-in-three-female-lawyers-sexually-harassed-report-finds-1 Latham & Watkins and OpenLaw https://www.artificiallawyer.com/2019/05/15/openlaw-works-with-latham-tells-more-about-rocketlawyer-partnership/ EU fines banks https://news.bloomberglaw.com/banking-law/citigroup-jpmorgan-among-banks-fined-1-2-billion-in-fx-probe Deliveroo $575m funding round https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/16/amazon-takes-a-bite-into-deliveroo/ Thomas Cook shares https://www.ft.com/content/e3811564-787c-11e9-be7d-6d846537acab Ocado fire–redundancy https://news.sky.com/story/ocado-looks-to-shed-400-jobs-after-fire-at-andover-distribution-centre-11722356 The People vs Apple https://biglawbusiness.com/apples-supreme-court-loss-could-ease-path-for-more-tech-suits Apple vs Pepper:   https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-204_bq7d.pdf Immigration law and startups in the UK https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/17/how-an-immigration-crackdown-is-hurting-uk-startups/
08:48
May 21, 2019
Episode 15.5 (Minisode): Uber sued, Arriva vs Department for Transport and more
A very mini episode, providing you with some headlines to start the week.  Links for the stories: Uber sued https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/2019/05/08/read-the-complaint-phila-sues-uber-for-tax-info/?slreturn=20190413032531  Allen & Overy AI https://www.artificiallawyer.com/2019/05/08/global-firm-allen-overy-picks-eigen-for-ai-doc-review/ Deloitte USA entry https://finance.yahoo.com/news/epstein-becker-green-deloitte-legal-130000868.html   Nissan rebuffs Renault merger https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-13/renault-makes-formal-merger-proposal-to-nissan-tbs-reports-jvlt5ggn?srnd=premium-europe  Arriva suing Department for Transport https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48245323  Boeing changes https://www.ft.com/content/382562fe-72a2-11e9-bf5c-6eeb837566c5  Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Instagram: @commawarepod
01:50
May 13, 2019
Episode 15: Sainsbury's-Asda merger blocked, Companies House overhaul, EC investigates Apple and more
Instagram: @commawarepod Links for the stories New Law Ashurst Scheme https://www.legalcheek.com/2019/04/ashurst-launches-graduate-scheme-for-new-law-roles/  Fieldfisher moves to Ireland https://www.law.com/legal-week/2019/04/25/fieldfisher-launches-in-dublin-through-merger/  Burges Salmon opens in Edinburgh https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/burges-salmon-expands-offering-with-opening-in-buoyant-scottish-market/  Amazon patent lawyers https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/24/amazon-patent-infringement-program/?guccounter=1  Slaughter & May Collaborate Program https://www.thelawyer.com/six-start-ups-join-slaughters-first-legal-tech-incubator/  Jones Day and Travers Smith advise on IPO https://www.thelawyer.com/jones-day-and-travers-lead-in-restaurant-ipo/  Overeducated Graduates https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48091971  EC open Apple investigation https://www.ft.com/content/1cc16026-6da7-11e9-80c7-60ee53e6681d  Social Media and Samaritans  https://www.ft.com/content/71262fe0-6729-11e9-9adc-98bf1d35a056  Sainsbury's-Asda merger blocked https://www.ft.com/content/f6b758d8-671e-11e9-9adc-98bf1d35a056  Companies House overhaul https://www.ft.com/content/f4ade274-6dc6-11e9-a9a5-351eeaef6d84  Grant Thornton throws a wedge in CMA proposals https://www.ft.com/content/f4ade274-6dc6-11e9-a9a5-351eeaef6d84  https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/companies-house-fraud-crackdown-bwf8397vp  Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
08:37
May 6, 2019
Episode 14.5 (Minisode): Selected Headlines
Instagram: commawarepod Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com Links Bounty fined £400,000 https://www.ft.com/content/6954971e-5d3a-11e9-939a-341f5ada9d40  Cooley advising Uber IPO https://www.thelawyer.com/us-trio-take-the-lead-on-ubers-long-awaited-ipo/  SWFs' UK apprehension https://www.ft.com/content/55e0f9aa-4afe-11e9-8b7f-d49067e0f50d  Jones Day Class Action https://www.thelawyer.com/six-associates-sue-jones-day-over-sex-discrimination-and-frat-boy-culture/  Linklaters, Hogan Lovells and Shoosmiths Deal Watch https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/deal-watch-linklaters-lands-roles-on-debenhams-administration-and-carlyle-oil-deal/  SDT lowers standard of proof https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/sdt-insists-move-to-civil-standard-of-proof-will-not-lead-to-easier-prosecutions/  TW:detect https://www.thelawyer.com/taylor-wessing-dives-deep-into-dark-web-to-protect-client-data/  Zambians can sue subsidiary and parent https://www.theguardian.com/law/2019/apr/10/zambians-can-pursue-mining-pollution-claim-in-english-courts  Big Four could enter US legal market https://biglawbusiness.com/big-four-may-gain-legal-market-foothold-with-state-rule-change  CMA recommends Big Four (slight) break-up https://www.ft.com/content/4219750e-612a-11e9-a27a-fdd51850994c  Yale Law Women Report shows slow progress https://biglawbusiness.com/yale-law-women-names-top-10-firms-for-gender-equity 
02:54
April 19, 2019
Episode 14: Tottenham Hotspur, Barclays Fraud, Uber vs Mayor of London and more
Instagram: commawarepod Email: commawarepod@gmail.com Hotels conspiracy allegations https://news.bloomberglaw.com/mergers-and-antitrust/hyatt-other-chains-must-face-antitrust-suit-over-search-results LegalTech slower than we think https://www.law.com/legaltechnews/2019/03/21/e-discovery-training-lagging-in-most-legal-departments/ Lawyers urge for more diversity https://www.law.com/legal-week/2019/03/21/65-uk-and-european-gcs-sign-letter-calling-for-law-firms-to-improve-diversity/ Google advised by Cooley pay AdSense Settlement https://news.bloomberglaw.com/class-action/google-settles-adsense-revenue-sharing-class-action-for-11m-1 UniCredit waiting in the wings for Commerzbank https://www.ft.com/content/b4486432-5653-11e9-91f9-b6515a54c5b1  Citizens Advice Bureau reports rise in bailiff aggression https://www.ft.com/content/2ebd6ef2-5603-11e9-91f9-b6515a54c5b1  Reignite Academy https://hoganlovells.com/en/news/could-this-be-the-catalyst-that-sees-more-women-in-senior-roles  DocuSign invests in Seal Software https://www.artificiallawyer.com/2019/03/28/breaking-news-docusign-invests-15m-in-seal-software-legal-ai-co/ Tottenham profit https://news.sky.com/story/tottenham-post-record-breaking-139m-profit-11684038  SRA Money Laundering Rule Enforcement https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/sra-targets-hundreds-of-firms-in-new-anti-money-laundering-assault/5069675.article Mike Lynch Civil Suit https://news.sky.com/story/uk-tech-entrepreneur-mike-lynch-accused-of-deliberate-fraud-11675175  Barclays Euribor Fraud https://www.ft.com/content/6bd0aeba-547a-11e9-91f9-b6515a54c5b1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sjipzAqejk  EY- Thomson Reuters negotiations https://www.thelawyer.com/ey-poised-to-swoop-for-thomson-reuters-managed-legal-services-arm/ https://www.ft.com/content/b7c0d144-5487-11e9-91f9-b6515a54c5b1  Uber Racial Discrimination https://bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-04/uber-drivers-lawsuit-asks-if-london-congestion-charge-is-racist?srnd=premium-europe
10:09
April 5, 2019
Episode 13: More Google Fines, UK Unemployment Rate, Asda-Sainsbury's and more
Links for the stories SRA Record Fine https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/firm-fined-record-124000-for-sending-millions-of-misleading-letters/5069602.article  Baker McKenzie BAME https://www.law.com/legal-week/2019/03/21/baker-mckenzie-sets-target-for-london-bame-workforce-in-latest-pay-gap-report/ Twitter defamation lawsuit https://news.bloomberglaw.com/tech-and-telecom-law/republican-congressman-devin-nunes-sues-twitter-for-250-million  Kirkland & Ellis revenue https://www.thelawyer.com/kirklands-city-financials-reach-all-time-high-of-380m/  DWF IPO https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/dwf-becomes-uks-largest-listed-law-firm-as-it-completes-95m-ipo/  Worldpay acquisition https://www.skadden.com/about/news-and-rankings/news/2019/03/worldpay-to-merge-with-fis  Commerzbank–Deutsche Bank merger https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/us-firms-deployed-on-43bn-worldpay-takeover-as-freshfields-scores-lead-on-major-bank-merger/  EU fines Google https://www.ft.com/content/e26b4ae0-4b00-11e9-8b7f-d49067e0f50d  UK's unemployment rate https://www.ft.com/content/02ffd626-4a2b-11e9-bbc9-6917dce3dc62  Sainsbury's-Asda merger development https://news.sky.com/story/sainsburys-and-asda-offer-to-sell-off-up-to-150-stores-in-merger-bid-11672568  For more about the Siemens and Alstom merger: https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/business/single-view/view/siemens-alstom-merger-blocked-by-european-commission.html Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
07:35
March 23, 2019
Episode 11.5 (Minisode): What We Missed
This is a mini-episode detailing some headlines missed during the podcast's absence.  Links for the stories: Citibank commits to Britain https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/citigroup-hands-britain-1-2bn-vote-of-confidence-s8pd8vslj  Honda closing factory in Britain https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-18/honda-is-preparing-to-shut-u-k-car-plant-by-2022-sky-says  A&O Consulting http://www.lawfuel.com/blog/allen-overy-expands-consulting-practice-to-autralia/  Uber IPO https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/14/uber-will-reportedly-file-for-ipo-next-month/  Burges Salmon Plans https://www.thelawyer.com/burges-salmon-braces-for-no-deal-brexit-with-defensive-strategy/  Taylor Wessing and Wilson alliance https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/taylor-wessing-to-enter-alliance-with-west-coast-leader-wilson-sonsini/  DWF Flybmi https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dwf-swoops-brexit-throws-airline-121358299.html  L&W, Freshfields, A&O involvement in acquisition https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/deal-watch-latham-joins-freshfields-and-ao-on-e5-7bn-european-buyout-as-eversheds-acts-on-e590m-uk-takeove/ Data Tracking System https://www.law.com/americanlawyer/2019/02/24/are-lawyers-ready-to-be-managed-by-metrics/?cmp=share_twitter  Freelance Lawyers https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2019/02/22/platforms-for-freelance-attorneys-make-their-way-to-the-mainstream/ Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
02:60
March 20, 2019
Episode 12: Spotify vs Apple, DWF IPO, Boeing, UBS fines and more
Weekly round-up of stories to increase your commercial awareness. Episode 12 stories and links FCA fines Carphone Warehouse https://www.ft.com/content/c97fad98-455e-11e9-b168-96a37d002cd3  HSF tactical office closure https://www.law.com/legal-week/2019/03/11/herbert-smith-freehills-closes-seoul-office-awaits-re-registration-as-australian-firm-ahead-of-brexit/  Jones Day and Huawei https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-07/huawei-sues-u-s-over-equipment-ban-in-escalating-legal-clash  Kirkland and Ellis new office https://biglawbusiness.com/kirkland-ellis-makes-french-debut-with-new-paris-office  Norton Rose Fulbright new practice http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norton-rose-fulbright-in-tech-practice-launch-69685037/  Boeing 737 fallout https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47562727  DWF IPO https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/dwf-valued-at-366m-ahead-of-95m-ipo-this-week/  JLR recall over emissions https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/jaguar-land-rover-cars-recall-co2-emissions-a8822701.html  Bank fines (many of them) https://www.ft.com/content/c9fb4680-463d-11e9-b168-96a37d002cd3  https://www.ft.com/content/0e6168be-3512-11e9-bd3a-8b2a211d90d5  Spotify files complaint against Apple https://www.timetoplayfair.com/facts/  https://www.ft.com/content/73e0d448-4577-11e9-a965-23d669740bfb  https://news.sky.com/story/eu-competition-watchdog-eyes-apple-over-spotify-complaint-11665571  Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
07:41
March 15, 2019
Episode 11: Apple Insider Trading, UK-Swiss Trade Deal, Patisserie Valerie Rescue and more
Episode eleven details stories concerning Bank of America's move, Airbus halting A380 production, Belgian strikes, JPM Coin, Morrison's equal pay case, Apple insider trading, Total's move, UK-Swiss trade agreement, Patisserie Valerie's rescue and the steady increase of investor arbitration. Links for the stories    Bank of America move https://www.ft.com/content/b9d43bba-2f7a-11e9-8744-e7016697f225 End of A380 https://www.wsj.com/articles/airbus-will-stop-building-its-a380-superjumbo-jet-11550121699 Belgian strike https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47211043 JPM Coin https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-02-14/jpmorgan-has-a-coin-now https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47240760 Morrisons equal pay case https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47231497 Apple insider trading https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47234789 https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/13/sec-files-insider-trading-lawsuit-against-former-apple-lawyer.html Total move https://news.sky.com/story/energy-giant-total-to-move-uk-trading-jobs-to-geneva-11637587 UK-Swiss trade agreement https://www.ft.com/content/2341f6e8-2dd5-11e9-ba00-0251022932c8  Patisserie Valerie rescue https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47238200 https://www.ft.com/content/26e91e20-3032-11e9-ba00-0251022932c8 https://www.burges-salmon.com/news-and-insight/press-releases/burges-salmon-advises-causeway-capital-partners-on-patisserie-valerie-acquisition/ https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-patisserie-hldg-m-a-causeway-capital/patisserie-valerie-rescued-by-irish-fund-causeway-idUKKCN1Q31FH?il=0 https://news.sky.com/story/patisserie-valerie-saved-by-private-equity-buyout-from-administration-11637006 Investor-state arbitration increase https://www.law.com/legal-week/2019/02/13/third-party-financers-are-fueling-investor-state-arbitration-battles-378-98321/  Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
07:21
February 15, 2019
Episode 10: KPMG Legal, Big Mac Trademark, Nissan snubs UK and more
Episode ten marks a milestone for the podcast. Links for the stories: Unilever purchase of Graze https://www.thelawyer.com/unilever-graze-deal-dla-piper-travers-smith/ Bank of England forecasts https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47155537  BB&T Corp and SunTrust merger https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-07/bb-t-and-suntrust-banks-agree-to-combine  Petrofac bribery https://www.ft.com/content/11b156e2-2ab7-11e9-88a4-c32129756dd8  Jaguar Land Rover losses https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47155145  Qantas cancels Airbus order https://www.dw.com/en/qantas-cancels-order-for-8-airbus-a380s/a-47401917  Germany restricts Facebook https://www.dw.com/en/germanys-antitrust-watchdog-restricts-facebooks-data-collection-via-other-sites/a-47402737 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-germany/germany-to-restrict-facebooks-data-gathering-activities-idUSKCN1PW0SW KPMG Legal https://www.law.com/international/2019/02/06/kpmgs-legal-arm-announces-record-growth-in-2018-396-12140/  https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/kpmg-legal-consultancy-arm-coming-to-uk-in-months/5069172.article  Nissan snubs Sunderland https://news.sky.com/story/why-it-makes-sense-for-nissan-to-build-x-trail-in-japan-11628138 https://www.ft.com/content/feb5b988-289b-11e9-a5ab-ff8ef2b976c7 https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/business/washington-mp-writes-to-theresa-may-to-express-concerns-over-nissan-s-future-in-wake-of-x-trail-announcement-1-9580110 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/nissan-brexit-sunderland-japan-job-cuts-uk-eu-trade-exports-no-deal-gianluca-de-ficchy-a8760756.html McDonald's Trademark https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/15/mcdonalds-loses-big-mac-trademark-legal-battle-supermacs   https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-mcdonald-s-corp-trademark-supermacs/mcdonalds-loses-big-mac-trademark-case-to-irish-chain-supermacs-idUKKCN1P92JA Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
07:30
February 8, 2019
Episode 9: Apple’s Trade Secrets, Bank Bonds Collusion, Asda Equal Pay and more
Episode nine details stories concerning Kering's tax audit, Berry's interest in RPC, Barclays assets move, Ince & Co legal action, Apple trade secret charge, bank collusion, Deutsche Telekom and their stake in BT and Asda's equal pay case.  Links for the stories: Kering SA tax https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-25/richest-in-u-s-have-a-few-tricks-to-avoid-democrats-tax-plans  Berry interest in RPC https://www.ft.com/content/76ca2c12-252f-11e9-b329-c7e6ceb5ffdf  Qatari implication in Barclays fraud https://www.ft.com/content/5939bb4a-2548-11e9-b329-c7e6ceb5ffdf  Barclays asset move https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-30/barclays-may-transfer-5-000-clients-in-217-billion-irish-move  Deutsche Bank Q1 Warning https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-31/deutsche-bank-said-to-see-merger-by-mid-year-if-all-else-fails?srnd=premium-europe  Ince & Co administration claim https://www.law.com/legal-week/2019/01/31/ex-ince-partners-call-in-eversheds-for-dispute-over-capital-repayments/  Apple trade secrets https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-worker-from-china-charged-with-stealing-self-driving-car-secrets-2019-1?r=US&IR=T  Bank collusion https://www.ft.com/content/846ca9ee-2566-11e9-b329-c7e6ceb5ffdf  Deutsche Telekom BT stake lock-up https://www.ft.com/content/5ac4c28e-1e45-11e9-b2f7-97e4dbd3580d  Asda equal pay https://www.ft.com/content/cb15387a-2548-11e9-8ce6-5db4543da632  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/asda-shopfloor-workers-win-equal-pay-case-court-of-appeal-gender-a8756221.html  Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
07:21
February 1, 2019
Episode 8: MasterCard fines, Airbus Warning to UK, Barclays Fraud and more
Episode eight details stories concerning EU fining MasterCard, Ince's Paris office talks, National Grid,  redundancy protection, new Renault appointments, Skadden's settlement with the US Justice Department, IAG's ended takeover bid, Airbus' warning to the UK, Barclays and the SFO, and Apollo's takeover of RPC. Links for the stories MasterCard Fines https://www.dw.com/en/eu-fines-mastercard-more-than-half-a-billion-euros/a-47179421  Ince's Paris Office move https://www.law.com/legal-week/2019/01/22/inces-french-arm-in-talks-to-join-gide/  National Grid appoints permanent general counsel https://www.law.com/legal-week/2019/01/17/national-grid-hires-gowling-wlg-partner-as-general-counsel/  Redundancy protection https://news.sky.com/story/government-pledges-redundancy-protection-for-parents-11616289  New Renault chairman and chief executive https://www.ft.com/content/e5e433cc-1fa8-11e9-b2f7-97e4dbd3580d  Skadden settlement  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/us/politics/skadden-arps-ukraine-lobbying-settlement.html  IAG ending takeover bid https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/norwegian-air-iag-takeover-market-value-share-price-falls-bjorn-kjos-a8744721.html  Airbus' warning https://www.ft.com/content/5c60b8ba-1f7a-11e9-b126-46fc3ad87c65  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-0OaWVPro4  Barclays Fraud https://news.sky.com/story/ex-barclays-bosses-charged-with-322m-fraud-by-sfo-11615324  https://www.ft.com/content/31286928-1fd8-11e9-b2f7-97e4dbd3580d  RPC takeover https://news.sky.com/story/the-3-3bn-takeover-of-rpc-faces-opposition-on-value-grounds-11616138  Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
07:04
January 25, 2019
Episode 7: JPMorgan Chase, Huawei Criminal Indictment, Whatsapp Decryption Laws and more
Episode seven details stories concerning M&S closures, a JPMorgan Chase divisional merger, Ford and Volkswagen's partnership, Latham and Watkins,  a potential German private lender merger, alleged foreign exchange market manipulation, Huawei's impending indictment, Hitachi abandoning a power plant development, and Whatsapp protesting decryption laws. Links for the stories M&S closure https://news.sky.com/story/more-than-1000-marks-spencer-jobs-at-risk-11607985  JPMorgan Chase Divisional Merger https://www.ft.com/content/57f340a2-1a7c-11e9-9e64-d150b3105d21 Ford and Volkswagen Partnership https://news.sky.com/story/vw-and-ford-agree-van-and-pick-up-partnership-11608151  New Look Restructuring https://www.thelawyer.com/new-look-restructuring-saga-continues-with-new-firm-line-up/  Potential German Private Lender Merger https://www.ft.com/content/7d145738-19b2-11e9-9e64-d150b3105d21  Quinn High Court Claim over FX Manipulation https://www.thelawyer.com/slaughters-and-ao-among-high-profile-cohort-battling-quinn-fx-claim/  Huawei US Indictment https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/huawei-doj-t-mobile-tappy/  Hitachi Abandons Nuclear Power Plant https://www.ft.com/content/059b81fe-1a39-11e9-9e64-d150b3105d21 Whatsapp Battles Decryption Laws https://www.ft.com/content/8adc2b8c-1a4a-11e9-9e64-d150b3105d21  Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
05:42
January 18, 2019
Episode 6: Nike Taxes, GSK and Pfizer joint venture, Legal AI and more
The long-awaited episode six details stories concerning an EU probe into Nike's tax arrangements, M&A Activity in the UK, New HSF tech, Hitachi's largest ever acquisition, Battersea Power Station, the Royal Bank of Scotland, GlaxoSmithKline & Pfizer, Ford and Jaguar Land Rover job cuts and a disclosure pilot program and its implications for legal tech. Links for the stories EU Nike tax probe https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/10/eu-investigates-nikes-tax-status-in-the-netherlands M&A Activity Ranking https://www.law.com/legal-week/2019/01/08/us-firms-plummet-down-uk-ma-deal-rankings/ HSF Decision Tree https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/news/herbert-smith-freehills-introduces-software-enabled-decision-analysis-service-to-help-clients Hitachi Acquisition https://www.law.com/international/2018/12/17/baker-mckenzie-freshfields-advise-on-hitachis-6b-acquisition-of-abbs-power-grid-unit/?slreturn=20190010110053 Battersea Power Station https://www.thelawyer.com/city-trio-lead-on-1-6bn-battersea-power-station-takeover/  RBS German Banking License https://www.ft.com/content/7e335200-0390-11e9-99df-6183d3002ee1 GlaxoSmithKline Joint Venture https://www.ft.com/content/3681be02-035d-11e9-9d01-cd4d49afbbe3  https://www.thelawyer.com/slaughters-and-kirkland-lead-as-gsk-strikes-9-8bn-joint-venture-with-pfizer/  Ford Job Cuts https://www.ft.com/content/1f85c9ee-14a8-11e9-a581-4ff78404524e Jaguar Land Rover Job Cuts https://www.ft.com/content/03c886c8-14d6-11e9-a581-4ff78404524e https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46822706 Honda Non-Production Days https://news.sky.com/story/honda-to-stop-production-for-six-days-after-brexit-11603875 Disclosure Pilot Program https://www.ft.com/content/ad042a78-052f-11e9-9d01-cd4d49afbbe3  https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/practice-direction-51u-disclosure-pilot-for-the-business-and-property-courts Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
06:19
January 11, 2019
Episode 5: Arsenal, FCA, Autonomy, HP and Banking Scandals
Episode five detailes stories concerning Arsenal, the FCA rules on CFDs, HP's 2011 acquisition of Autonomy, the Dankse Bank scandal, Carlos Ghosn, and recent law firm news. Links for the stories (in order of the episode): Emirates Stadium Battery https://www.thelawyer.com/slaughters-leads-arsenal-in-uks-first-battery-powered-stadium/ FCA rules on CFDs https://www.ft.com/content/4eb3e13e-f9f4-11e8-af46-2022a0b02a6c Deliveroo Fundraising https://news.sky.com/story/deliveroo-in-talks-about-fundraising-as-uber-lies-in-wait-11562133 BP project https://www.ft.com/content/3ef01ac4-ef04-11e8-8180-9cf212677a57 Ashurst, Freshfields, K&L on hostile takeover https://www.thelawyer.com/ashurst-and-freshfields-face-off-in-battle-for-british-oil-company/ HSF and Ted Baker investigation http://www.cityam.com/270232/ted-baker-appoints-law-firm-herbert-smith-freehills-probe Ghosn and Nissan scandal https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/12/07/national/crime-legal/former-nissan-chief-carlos-ghosn-may-indicted-soon-monday-sources-say/ Dankse Bank and Deutsche Bank https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46382722 https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2018/12/08/the-first-charges-for-money-laundering-are-laid-against-danske-bank https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/business/deutsche-bank-money-laundering-raid.html Criminal charges over Autonomy acquisition https://www.ft.com/content/6e63c9e0-f445-11e8-ae55-df4bf40f9d0d For questions, sector focus suggestions and feedback, contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
05:51
December 7, 2018
Episode 4: Deloitte Legal, Article 13, Law Returners and more
Episode four details stories concerning the Deloitte Legal arm, Article 13 from the Youtube Chief Exec's perspective, the Law returners programme, more tech buybacks, the future of the UK workforce, Virgin Atlantic, Ince Gordon Dadds response and SQE exam cost. Links for the stories More tech buybacks https://www.ft.com/content/2017ec30-e711-11e8-8a85-04b8afea6ea3 UK workforce growth (or lack thereof) https://www.ft.com/content/5601d46e-ee73-11e8-89c8-d36339d835c0 Virgin Atlantic and Flybe https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/flybe-virgin-atlantic-buy-airline-service-sale-a8647576.html Ince's French Offices retaliate https://www.thelawyer.com/ince-co-frence-offices-to-rebel-against-gordon-dadds-takeover/ SQE Exam https://www.legalcheek.com/2018/11/cost-of-super-exam-is-a-major-concern-says-junior-lawyers-division/ Deloitte Legal Arm Launch https://www.thelawyer.com/deloitte-to-launch-early-next-year-with-a-big-bang/ https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/press-releases/articles/technology-to-underpin-new-deloitte-legal-services-in-the-uk.html Article 13 from Youtube's perspective https://www.ft.com/content/266e6c2a-e42e-11e8-a8a0-99b2e340ffeb Law Returners https://www.legalcheek.com/2018/11/cms-pinsent-masons-and-dwf-among-firms-to-offer-returnships-to-help-lawyers-get-back-into-law-following-extended-career-breaks/ https://www.fieldfisher.com/media/2018/11/fieldfisher-supports-law-returner-programme Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
05:08
November 23, 2018
Episode 3: Freshfields, MasterCard, Google Walkout and more
Episode three summarises headlines concerning the MasterCard class action, new takeover rules, women representation, forced arbitration and Kirkland and Ellis' new concierge service. Links for the stories: Walter Merrick CBE v MasterCard (MasterCard class action): https://www.cdr-news.com/categories/brick-court-chambers/8765-court-of-appeal-will-rule-on-mastercard https://www.quinnemanuel.com/the-firm/news-events/firm-news-14-billion-damages-claim-filed-against-mastercard-by-uk-consumers-in-landmark-collective-action/ New Takeover Plan "disproportionate" https://www.ft.com/content/e872204e-e6a1-11e8-8a85-04b8afea6ea3 Women representation https://www.ft.com/content/9141e7ce-e664-11e8-8a85-04b8afea6ea3 https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/female-talent-drain-still-a-problem-for-profession-rafferty-lj/5068199.article Google Forced Arbitration https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-to-end-forced-arbitration-for-sexual-harassment-claims-1541696868 https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/12/airbnb-ends-forced-arbitration-days-after-google-facebook-did-the-same/ Kirkland Concierge https://www.legalcheek.com/2018/11/kirkland-ellis-launches-concierge-service-to-help-its-busy-junior-lawyers-with-personal-to-do-lists/ Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
05:43
November 16, 2018
Episode 2: New BPTC pathway, Spotify, Brexit and KPMG
Episode two summarises headlines concerning the BPTC, Brexit, Freshfields, employment law, the ESMA, Spotify and KPMG. Links for the stories: New BPTC Pathway: https://www.legalcheek.com/2018/10/new-two-part-bptc-approved-by-regulator/ Lawyers Petition Against Brexit https://www.thelawyer.com/slaughters-and-linklaters-partners-peoples-vote/ Freshfields advise on House of Commons building sale https://www.thelawyer.com/freshfields-leads-on-sale-of-house-of-commons-property-sale/ Living Wage Rise https://www.ft.com/content/53267f84-e044-11e8-a6e5-792428919cee Five Sectors' Difficulty in Hiring https://www.ft.com/content/36baacce-ddd0-11e8-9f04-38d397e6661c No-Deal Brexit ESMA Backup Plan https://www.ft.com/content/c1237580-e370-11e8-a6e5-792428919cee Spotify $1bn buyback plan https://investors.spotify.com/financials/press-release-details/2018/Spotify-Announces-Stock-Repurchase-Program-Up-to-10-Billion/default.aspx KPMG Pledge https://www.ft.com/content/6d03b1c6-e33f-11e8-8e70-5e22a430c1ad Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
06:59
November 9, 2018
Episode 1: Slaughter and May, Herbert Smith Freehills, Ince and More
Disclaimer: This episode remains as is from the first time it was created, and episodes after it have much better sound quality and cohesion. This episode remains unedited and unmastered to serve as a reminder of the progress the podcast has made since then. Thank you for listening. Episode one summarises headlines concerning Latham & Watkins, Slaughter and May, HSF, Eversheds Sutherland, Ince & Co, Gordon Dadds, and European technology companies.  Links for the stories:  Wagamama Acquisition  https://www.ft.com/content/66d9082a-dc12-11e8-9f04-38d397e6661c  http://www.slaughterandmay.com/news-and-recent-work/recent-work/2018/the-restaurant-group-on-the-proposed-acquisition-of-wagamama//  HSF Legal Operations  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUr3ha4JlQc&t=295s  ES Consulting  https://www.thelawyer.com/eversheds-es-consulting-revenue/  Ince Gordon Dadds  https://www.thelawyer.com/ince-to-go-public-after-agreeing-deal-with-gordon-dadds/  EU Tech Tax  https://www.ft.com/content/bb6d30f4-db7d-11e8-9f04-38d397e6661c  Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
05:31
October 30, 2018