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Bloomberg Law 2021 – Litigation

2020 was a year of upheaval, and while other industries suffered as a result of the pandemic, certain areas of litigation experienced an upswing.

In this special report, our analysts evaluate the trends key to 2021 planning, including:

Developments ahead for 2021

  • Controversial recommendations from the U.S. House of Representatives that target tech giants
  • “New competition tool” proposed by the EU Competition Commission
  • Threats to the Federal Trade Commission’s role
  • Changes in class action law

Unregulated status of litigation finance

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s criticisms and push for oversight
  • Move toward greater transparency
  • Impact of the pandemic on the industry

Lessons smaller companies can learn from big tech

  • Antitrust complaint against Google
  • Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google M&A
  • Freedom of speech and censorship on social media

Climate change liability and lawsuits brought by cities and states

Pandemic-related disruptions and danger to new contract-based litigation

Gig worker battles

  • Federal appeals courts taking up the issue
  • California v. Uber and the impact on ride-hailing
  • Passing of Proposition 22

Relatively new Chapter 15 bankruptcy filings

  • Filing number trends as of third quarter 2020
  • Differences in countries’ approaches to corporate stimulus

Download your complimentary copy for an analysis-rich preview of the coming year.


Prepare for the themes that will dominate the legal landscape

Access more insights and reports on legal trends with the Bloomberg Law 2021 hub for litigation, transactions and markets, legal careers, and ESG.

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