The First Annual Sino – UK Conference on Corporate Law in Beijing on 19 April was a great success. The conference addressed issues in corporate law and in particular topics on the structure of an M&A deal, the issues in relation to the takeover rules, as well as issues in relation to the competition assessment of mergers. The conference was very well attended and the organisers are already planning the next conference in Reading in 2015
Professor Paul Almond was featured on BBC Radio 4’s The Today programme, as well as on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5Live, and BBC Berkshire on the 19th and 20th of April, discussing health and safety policy and a news story (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27084474) about the Government’s instruction to Local Authorities on regulatory decision-making. Paul’s research, including a current project looking at ‘The Changing legitimacy of Health and Safety Regulation, 1960-2014 (http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/clhsr/) allowed him to observe that the real meaning of this government intervention probably lies more in its links to current political debates about regulation than any substantive problems in decision-making.
Professor Chris Hilson acted as an expert witness for Friends of the Earth Scotland at a Public Inquiry into Unconventional Gas (Coal Bed Methane) at Airth, Scotland, 28-31 March 2014. His evidence related to statutory climate change duties and also regulatory gaps.
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