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The UK government has asked for evidence about services for which consumers find it time-consuming or difficult to switch provider, as part of plans to introduce seven-day switching as standard. 27 May 2016
The High Court has backed the use of predictive coding in a litigation disclosure exercise, in what is being reported as the first use of the technology without the consent of all parties. 25 May 2016
Until relatively recently companies doing business in Shanghai had very little choice about where to refer disputes for arbitration.
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
The Consumer Rights Act aims to rectify the traditional complexities of UK consumer law by consolidating eight pieces of separate legislation in this area into a single piece of legislation.
The 2015 Public Contracts Regulations implement the EU's 2014 Public Sector Procurement Directive in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by essentially 'copying out' the articles of the EU directive
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.
Ministers from 14 EU countries, including the UK, have called for the removal of "unjustified barriers" to the movement of data across borders. 24 May 2016
Contracting authorities will welcome further clarity around the types of public investment and funding where potential state aid issues arise, particularly in relation to infrastructure investment, an expert has said. 23 May 2016
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