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Environment Agency to release flood risk information as part of UK government's 'open data' push

Data held by the Environment Agency (EA) covering the risk of flooding in different parts of England is to be made available as part of the UK government's stated policy of making data public by default, the Cabinet Office has announced. 17 Dec 2014

Challenges and opportunities ahead for BT if EE takeover plans progress, say experts

Legal experts have identified a range of challenges and opportunities ahead for UK telecoms giant BT if it progresses with a planned £12.5 billion takeover of the mobile network operator EE. 16 Dec 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.

  • Using proactive remedies to solve outsourcing contract problems

    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. 

  • Rules for directors of foreign invested companies (FIEs) in China

    This guide provides an overview of the role and potential liability of directors of foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) in China. 

  • Managing an Outsourcing

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008. Detailed strategic procurement planning and stakeholder ownership are key to success in outsourcing projects, says Simon Colvin ...

  • IR35: the basics

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in March 2013.

  • An introduction to IT outsourcing

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008 The trend in outsourcing continues to grow – both in the number and value of outsourcing transactions and in the variety of...

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Cloud computing "yet to go mainstream", but statistics show increasing use by EU firms

The use of cloud computing by EU businesses for email, file storage and software applications is steadily increasing, although there are significant differences in adoption levels between different member states, according to official statistics. 10 Dec 2014

Permira funds back African IT expansion with acquisition of data services firm

International private equity firm Permira is to acquire South African data centre services provider Teraco Data Environments , in a partnership with Teraco’s management to support the firm’s expansion into sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) growing IT services and... 05 Dec 2014

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Expertise in Sourcing

The sourcing market is constantly evolving. Contracts remain under close scrutiny, and as businesses seek to transform the delivery of their services, meet their digital goals and review their operating costs, many clients are reconsidering their approaches to their sourcing arrangements. Our team of specialist sourcing lawyers advises international clients on innovative approaches to new outsourcing models.

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