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Imposing a requirement on parties to cross-border contracts to draw up invoices in a particular language is a disproportionate restriction on free movement of goods within the EU, according to the trading bloc's highest court. 23 Jun 2016
Suppliers are trying to control the price their goods can be sold at by distributors in "too many contracts" and the practice is "almost invariably unlawful", an expert has warned. 22 Jun 2016
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.
This guide outlines the sanctions imposed by the European Union from 31 July 2014 and the corresponding US sanctions. The sanctions are designed to discourage Russia from, in the words of the EU Regulation , "destabilising the situation in Ukraine".
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 March 2013.
This guide was last updated in August 2011.
China can be granted market economy status without creating a trade war if it will open up its own market to foreign companies, German chancellor Angela Merkel has said, according to Deutsche Welle. 14 Jun 2016
Suppliers of digital content should not be encouraged to avoid asking consumers for consent to use their personal data by the wording of EU legislation, an MEP has said. 10 Jun 2016
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