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An enhanced package of economic sanctions against the Russian Federation will come into force shortly, the European Union has announced. 09 Sep 2014
The UK has asked European Union (EU) officials to consider preventing Russia from using the Brussels-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) payments system to make international payments, Bloomberg has reported. 03 Sep 2014
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.
Automotive manufacturers selling vehicles in China are subject to strict rules governing product safety and must follow procedures set by a regulator when undertaking recalls. Manufacturers face financial losses, regulatory fines and significant reputational...
This is one of a series of guides on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation and competition considerations.
This guide was last updated in August 2011.
If the assets of a company are taken over or the company merges with another, this will affect its legal identity. When this happens, any contracts which that company is a party to will need to be adjusted so that any rights and obligations it has will transfer...
French food group Danone has bought a 40% stake in a leading dairy producer in East Africa as part of its strategy to expand investment into new markets. 21 Jul 2014
A new "due-diligence scheme" is to be developed by the European Commission to help businesses assess their suppliers for compliance with intellectual property (IP) laws. 04 Jul 2014
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