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EU and UK Regulatory Webinar Series

KL Gates Hosted Event
Date: 5 March, 7 March, and 12 March 2024

Our EU and UK product regulation lawyers hosted a series of webinars focused on key EU and UK product regulatory and advertising developments that consumer brands should be aware of.

Webinar 1 | EU/UK Consumer and Advertising Law Update
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Topics: An introduction to the key developments on the horizon and most recent changes to EU and UK consumer and advertising laws relevant to consumer brands. We will cover:  

  • The divergence between the EU and UK consumer rules post-Brexit.
  • The sweeping new Digital Markets Competition and Consumers Bill in the UK.
  • The proposed Green Claims and Greenwashing Directives in the EU.
  • Enforcement trends in the UK, France and Germany, covering UK CMA investigations and ASA decisions, recent decisions in France and consumer association litigation in Germany.

Speakers: Georgina Rigg, Thomas Nietsch, Antoine de Rohan Chabot, and Jennifer Marsh.

Webinar 2 | EU/UK Cosmetic Claim Developments for Consumer Beauty Brands
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Topics: An update on the latest consumer beauty claims and how to have a global approach to cosmetic claims covering:  

  • The ever-evolving green claims landscape, including:  
    • EU proposals: Green Claims and Greenwashing Directives.
    • The UK approach to green claims.
  • The risks with “cosmeceutical” medicinal claims and enforcement examples.
  • Recent developments and ingredient claims in France.
  • A recent packaging decision in Germany.
  • Proposed and recent amendments to the Cosmetic Regulation.

Speakers: Georgina Rigg, Mélanie Bruneau, Olaf Fiss, Julia Goetz, and Katherine Staba

Webinar 3 | EU/UK Regulatory Update for Consumer Electronics Brands
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Topics: A whistle-stop tour of the latest EU and UK developments relevant to consumer electronics brands, covering:  

  • Recent EU product regulations and their implications: 
    • The proposed EU Right to Repair Directive.
    • The proposed EU Eco-design for Sustainable Products Regulation.
    • The New EU General Product Safety Regulation.
    • The New EU Batteries Regulation.
  • Overview of what’s happening in the UK:   
    • UK government proposals to increase waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection levels.
    • UK Battery Regulation - Next steps after last year’s consultation.
    • UKCA Marking U Turn.
  • EU proposals: a short introduction to the Green Claims and Greenwashing Directives.

Speakers: Annette Mutschler-Siebert, Mélanie Bruneau, Gabriela da Costa, Antoine de Rohan Chabot, and Martina Maggioni.

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