The software giant is permanently closing the 83 retail locations of its Microsoft Store, except for four locations which will be “reimagined” as experience centres that no longer sell products. The move will result in a pre-tax hit of $450m.
The Department for Transport (DfT) announced on 30 June 2020 that rental e-scooters are legal on British roads as of 4 July 2020. This will enable the government to test whether e-scooters offer “clean and cost-effective travel” in a bid to increase greener transport.
Aside from its obvious health ramifications, the COVID-19 pandemic has serious privacy implications for individuals. Hogan Lovells has published an advisory paper noting that both privacy and cybersecurity are part of the solution to this crisis.
The American health product giant Johnson & Johnson has announced discontinuation of certain product lines sold only in Asia, advertised as dark-spot reducers, but commonly used by purchasers to lighten skin tone.
Two large associations of arbitrators, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), are offering a new Pandemic Business Dispute Resolution Service for commercial claims worth between £5,000 and £250,000.