The European Parliament recently adopted a Resolution setting out its position on the implementation of Directive 2011/7/EU on combating late payments in commercial transactions. Corporate partner Tim Wright provides an overview in his latest article.
On 20 February 2019, the UK government’s Government Commercial Function published “The Outsourcing Playbook” outlining a series of key new policies for making outsourcing decisions and contracting with outside suppliers for the delivery of public services. Against a backdrop of increased scrutiny of government outsourcing, Carillion’s collapse in January 2018, and ongoing financial problems of […]
In September 2018, the Competition and Markets Authority issued its first ever fine (against Heathrow Airport Limited) in connection with a property agreement breaching the competition law rules . A recent “fast track” application to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) looks to push the door further open to potential challenges to restrictions contained in property agreements.
With the UK remaining set to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, possibly crashing out without a deal, buyers of facilities management (FM) services (who haven’t already) should urgently act to review key contract terms in relation to business critical services and, where appropriate, put in place contingency plans and contract amendments with their providers.
From 1 March 2019, the current 30 day time limit to pay SDLT and file SDLT returns in England and Northern Ireland will in most cases be reduced to 14 days. This new 14 day time limit will apply to: all land transactions with an “effective date” on or after 1 March 2019; and all […]
In Mobile Telecommunications Co KSC v HRH Prince Hussam bin Abdulaziz au Saud the High Court sentenced Prince Hussam, a Saudi Prince, to twelve months imprisonment for contempt of court for breaching an anti-suit injunction. The judgment highlights the English court’s willingness to enforce anti-suit injunctions, even resorting to severe methods to do so. Mobile […]
The Home Office recently published the Second Interim Report from the independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Corporate partner, Tim Wright, discusses the impact and recommendations of the transparency statements.
Opco/Propco structures have long been popular in the hotel sector. IHG, Accor and Hilton are just a few of the big names who have split Propcos from Opcos. Many smaller groups have also found it to be an attractive model. There are, of course, commercial reasons why many hotel owners have put these structures in […]
Famous fashion model Gigi Hadid is being sued in the USA for copyright infringement, and not for the first time. Hadid is widely considered to be one of the most well-known models in the world, and has appeared in all of the major fashion publications over the last year. However, Hadid has found herself in […]
Many countries around the world have data localisation laws and regulations which restrict how and where data can be stored and transferred. Russia and China are well known examples but other such countries include Brazil, India, Australia, Korea, and Nigeria. Sometimes these laws and regulations are in the form of blanket bans; other times they […]
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