To Waiver Or Not To Waiver? The COVID-19 Vaccine and Intellectual Property Debate:

The debate surrounding intellectual property rights and life-saving pharmaceuticals is nothing new. As we reach the 16-month mark of the global COVID-19 pandemic with only 4.4% of the world population fully vaccinated, this debate has yet again arisen its head – causing fierce and fiery international contest, with relatively distinct teams: wealthy, developed nations vs... Continue Reading →

Deliveroo’s IPO Failure: Technology, the On-Demand Economy and the Truth Behind Our Takeaways

Over the last few years, a tech trend we have all seen is the use of on-demand food delivery apps such as Deliveroo, UberEats and Just Eat. These apps really are a game changer – we have access to hundreds of menus at our fingertips that can be delivered straight to our door in minutes. ... Continue Reading →

Alibaba vs The Chinese Regulators. First Warning…

Chinese tech giant Alibaba has been served with a $2.8 billion (£2billion) fine imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator. China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) enforced the measure after it was claimed that Alibaba had been abusing its dominant market position for years.                      The penalty is the latest in a chain of events targeting... Continue Reading →

John Lewis: Searching For Closure

In July 2020, John Lewis announced they were closing 8 stores, affecting 1300 employees. Fast-forward to March 2021, and history appears to be repeating itself, as John Lewis has confirmed it intends to permanently close another 8 stores, affecting a further 1500 jobs. How does John Lewis compare with the High Street as a whole? In lieu... Continue Reading →

Vaccination or Termination? Pick One.

2020 was not great. Indeed, the supposed apocalypse that was predicted in 2020 seemed — to an extent — to come to fruition.  As we enter 2021, normality will begin to return, families and friends will be reunited, and people will leave their homes after months of misery in isolation.  The flowers are blooming, the birds are... Continue Reading →

The Empire Has Fallen – Is the Grass Greener On the Other Side?

The online fashion retailer, ASOS, has acquired some of the well-known brands from Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia group. The fashion giant has acquired the following brands:  Topshop;Topman;Miss Selfridge; andHIIT ASOS paid the administrators of Philip Green’s collapsed Arcadia empire £265 million (paying a further £30 million for the stock). The purchase was completed to accelerate ASOS’s... Continue Reading →

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