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Business executives anticipating more and larger value tech M&A deals in 2015

Four out of five senior executives at technology companies and private equity and venture capital firms believe that there will be more European technology mergers and acquisitions (M&A) this year than last, and that they will be of a higher value. 30 Jan 2015

Standardised APIs could aid data accessibility in UK banking within two years

UK banks could be forced to make more of the data they store accessible to consumers, rivals and new entrants to the market via standardised technology within the next year or two, under plans being taken forward by the UK government. 29 Jan 2015

Out-Law Guides

  • 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. 

  • RSS: the legal issues

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in April 2008. To most people, RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication'. It is growing in popularity. It is a means of sharing content – usually...

  • AJAX: the legal issues

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in July 2008. AJAX is short for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. It makes web pages more responsive by exchanging small amounts of data with the...

  • Website compliance: 10 tips

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in March 2008. Every organisation is obliged to ensure that its website complies with what seems to be a never-ending volume of legislation....

  • Web design (checklist)

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008. Have you ascertained the notices and disclaimers that you need to include?   Have you incorporated your terms and conditions? (S...

  • Software development contracts

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008. Where a business needs bespoke software solutions, the rights and obligations of a software developer and of the business (the...

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Digital content licences must be fair, says CMA

Suppliers of digital content must ensure the terms of their licensing agreements with consumers are fair even if consumers are not eligible for statutory protections under new consumer protection laws, a UK regulator has said. 27 Jan 2015

Flight booking systems must display final price at first instance, rules EU court

Computerised air travel booking systems must present consumers with details of the total cost of flights and other air services from the first time the prices of those services are displayed, the EU's top court has ruled. 16 Jan 2015

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