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The Netherlands has become the eleventh country to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement. 29 Sep 2016
FOCUS: Retailers, insurers, car manufacturers and the fast-growing software company Uber are among the businesses that should take note of the increased regulatory scrutiny being placed on restrictions of access to data. 26 Sep 2016
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.
Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.
Businesses and outsourcing suppliers often face problems that cause commercial harm but are not serious enough to merit using contractual remedies, which are usually confined to damages claims or contract termination.
This guide was last updated in August 2015.
This guide is based on UK law. This was updated in April 2013.
Manufacturers looking to test and deploy 'driverless' cars in the US will be asked to carry out a "safety assessment" and send the results to a US regulator under a new policy framework set by the US government. 23 Sep 2016
A UK parliamentary committee will look into the potential uses and benefits of autonomous vehicles in a new inquiry it has opened. 16 Sep 2016
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