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Volvo will "accept full liability" for collisions involving its autonomous vehicles, the company has confirmed. 12 Oct 2015
Italy has formally joined 25 other EU countries in backing a new unitary patent framework within the trading bloc. 02 Oct 2015
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.
The UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), which requires certain large organisations to measure and report on their emissions and enables them to purchase carbon allowances, could be abolished under plans to "simplify" business energy efficiency taxes put... 30 Sep 2015
The threshold for measuring whether a product contains 'substances of very high concern' (SVHC) applies to each article that is incorporated in a complex product rather than to the whole product, the CJEU has said . 23 Sep 2015
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