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EU announces second round of economic sanctions against Russia

An enhanced package of economic sanctions against the Russian Federation will come into force shortly, the European Union has announced. 09 Sep 2014

UK calls for Russian access to SWIFT international payments system to be blocked

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

Out-Law Guides

  • Using competitive tenders

    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.

  • Managing automotive recalls in China

    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...

  • Third party contracts and bank ring-fencing

    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.

  • Ensuring continuity of supply in a crisis

    This guide was last updated in August 2011.

  • Transferring supply chain contracts

    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 expands African interests with stake in Kenyan dairy firm

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

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