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Contracting authorities will welcome further clarity around the types of public investment and funding where potential state aid issues arise, particularly in relation to infrastructure investment, an expert has said. 23 May 2016
FOCUS: A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal in London will help public bodies invest public funds into business ventures without breaching state aid rules. 23 May 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.
Contracts relating to the construction of High Speed 2 (HS2), the new national high speed railway, will be the first to be made fully public, the UK government has announced. 16 May 2016
The biggest reform of UK rules governing trade unions and industrial action since the 1990s has now passed into law, but the final version of the legislation is "much diluted" from that which was originally drafted, according to employment law experts at Pinsent... 06 May 2016
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