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A term in a settlement agreement that a public sector employer would use its "best endeavours" to maintain a former employee's full pension entitlement was not a binding commitment, enforceable against a successor body, the High Court has ruled. 01 Dec 2016
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published a list of public sector entities (PSEs) that can be treated as regional governments, local authorities or central governments under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) due to their reduced risk level.... 29 Nov 2016
Until relatively recently companies doing business in Shanghai had very little choice about where to refer disputes for arbitration.
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
The 2015 Public Contracts Regulations implement the EU's 2014 Public Sector Procurement Directive in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by essentially 'copying out' the articles of the EU directive
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
Organisations are increasingly looking to work in collaboration or partnership with third parties. This may be to achieve operational aims, such as a step change in service delivery, or to reduce costs or achieve efficiencies.
A review has been launched into an existing support framework for small businesses to ensure it is best framed to help those companies to commercialise "innovative ideas", the UK government has said. 23 Nov 2016
Public bodies that deny requests for information can in some cases be held in breach of individuals' freedom of expression rights, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. 17 Nov 2016
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