45 episodes

Commercial awareness news round-up for prospective and current UK-based corporate lawyers.

(Cover art photo provided by Joel & Jasmin Førestbird)

The Commercial Awareness Podcast Tapiwa Museba

    • News Commentary

Commercial awareness news round-up for prospective and current UK-based corporate lawyers.

(Cover art photo provided by Joel & Jasmin Førestbird)

    Episode 40: Season Finale

    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 min
    Episode 39: Changing Landscapes

    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/

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    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 min
    Episode 38: JustEat CMA Probe, Northern Rail Nationalised and more

    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 min
    Episode 37: HS2 Leaks, UK Divergence and more

    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 min
    Episode 36: Asda Sustainability, Flybe Saga and more

    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 min
    Episode 35: Travelex Hacking Scandal, Corporate Governance Shortcomings and more

    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/

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