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The UK government needs to act "urgently" to change legislation and enable the testing and mainstream use of driverless cars, according to a survey of industry. 14 Jul 2016
The European Commission has approved Compagnie Plastic Omnium's proposed acquisition of rival Faurecia's automotive plastic exterior business, but the combined business must sell seven Faurecia sites. 14 Jul 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.
Motor insurance and road traffic laws are to be updated in the UK to account for the expected rise of autonomous vehicles, according to plans outlined by the UK government. 11 Jul 2016
If the UK wants to continue to have access to the EU's single market when its membership of the EU ends then it will likely have to abide by EU restrictions on state aid for businesses, a UK government minister has said. 08 Jul 2016
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