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Navigating the Railways of Regulation: CMA’s Decisions on the Hitachi-Thales Acquisition and What It Means for Aspiring Lawyers

In June, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) expressed concerns about Hitachi’s €1.7 billion proposed takeover of Thales’ Ground Transportation (GTS) business, specifically highlighting competition issues in digital mainline and urban signaling rail systems. However, a subsequent update suggests a reversal—at least partially—of this view. CMA

US Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action: Unpacking the Impact on Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Efforts & Higher Education Admissions

In a groundbreaking move, the Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education institutions, bringing into focus the potential repercussions for corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs across the country. Although the ruling does not directly alter the laws governing workplace hiring, it certainly sends a seismic