Whether you’re looking at outsourcing, putting in place terms and conditions or involved in manufacturing, supply and logistics, strong commercial agreements need to be in place.
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Our experience tells us that successful agreements, particularly concerning outsourced services, depend on a complex balance between planning, accurate scoping and business analysis, day-to- day governance, flexibility, acceptable costs and incentivisation. That they are grounded in the development of strong, collaborative commercial relationships and innovation.
Our commercial and IP specialists have a wealth of experience working for major FTSE 350 organisations across a range of contract matters including drafting and advising on:
There remains no guarantee that, from the intended Brexit day of 30 March 2019, the current tariff-free movement of goods between the two territories will not cease. Various models for future relationships are in debate, but the UK is currently ruling out the simplest (and least change) model of remaining in a customs union with the EU.
The Court of Appeal has concluded that software supplied electronically and not on any tangible medium did not constitute "goods" within the meaning of the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered an important judgement in case C-284/16, Slovak Republic v. Achmea. The CJEU declared invalid the investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS") arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia ("intra-EU BIT").
The English Court of Appeal has rejected a £34.5m warranty claim because the claimant party failed to comply with the procedural requirements specified in the share purchase agreement.
Date: 8 February 2017
We look at a recent Information Commissioner case to explain how contractual terms may not protect you from regulatory action when using using third party lists in direct marketing and the checks companies should carry out to reduce the risk.
In this article we consider the impact of the Brexit debate on certain key provisions in English law loan documentation.
It is important that marketing departments are aware of the relevant laws of the country to which they direct their campaigns to ensure compliance under the relevant law(s). The laws of the Republic of Ireland in relation to running competitions are different to the UK (England, Wales and Scotland) and NI and tend to be more restrictive.