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The stiffening of a 'mystery shopper' scheme run by the UK government's Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will help improve procurement practices, to the benefit of both suppliers and those procuring within government, an expert has said. 22 Feb 2017
Higher ballot thresholds which must be met before trade unions can proceed with industrial action, particularly in relation to 'important public services', will come into force on 1 March 2017, the government has confirmed. 16 Feb 2017
China's State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of State Council (SASAC) has released updated details of how it will supervise and administer the outbound investment of centrally managed state owned enterprises (SOEs).
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 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.
Australia has become the latest country in the world to pass new data breach notification laws. 15 Feb 2017
The UK government has set a target of getting 25 million people in the UK to sign up to 'Verify', its digital identification (ID) scheme, by the end of 2020 as part of its plans to improve online public services. 10 Feb 2017
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