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In Unaoil v Leighton Offshore, the Commercial Court rejected Unaoil’s claim for liquidated damages on the basis that the relevant clause was an unenforceable penalty.
The Court of Appeal recently considered the enforceability of an expert’s determination of whether a company’s historic accounting practices should be applied.
The broad principles of the code may be of interest to other companies that may consider that it would be beneficial to adopt certain of the provisions.
There is now a clear public expectation that every sizeable consumer-facing business will have a social media presence of some sort.
The cloud is all about exploiting the capabilities of the internet in order to provide services-based computing on a one-to-many scale.
This article focuses only on the statutory framework as it applies to business contracts.
What are some of the key changes you have seen in the digital legal space over the past five or so years?
Over the last five years, we have seen numerous changes that have all led to changes in the digital legal space.
Jeremy Wright, the attorney-general, has confirmed that the government is considering the creation of an offence of corporate failure to prevent economic crime.
A recent High Court case has emphasised the need for investors to ensure that confidentially clauses in shareholders’ agreement are drafted correctly.
The UK DMA has released a code of practice to address consumer concerns around data privacy and UK marketing practices.
For a number of years, one of the most hotly debated topics involving cloud computing has been around the security, confidentiality and integrity of data.
The new remuneration rules proposed in the joint consultation will affect all firms that are dual regulated by the PRA and the FCA.
Four of the world’s largest technology companies hit the headlines recently when they settled a $324m class action, but the settlement was later overturned in the courts.
As cloud services develop and mature, one of the key differentiators between suppliers is the service-level agreements they are willing to offer.
The PDG’s open data statement will be of interest to any business that uses public data and/or wants to develop products and services built using public data.
The government’s stated aim of improving access to finance for SMEs will be bolstered by its recent statement on 6 August 2014.
Recent guidance clarifies that the use of female-only shortlists or quotas to encourage more women on corporate boards is unlawful.
Ensure restrictive covenants in a sale agreement are enforceable (as the courts won’t do it for you)
The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision in which the judge read words into a restrictive covenant clause to reflect what he determined the parties had in mind at the time of drafting.
The FCA has provided a list of questions for regulated firms to consider when using third parties in the delivery of critical technology services.
This paper outlines the key benefits of multi-sourcing, the challenges and risks and the options available to customers to manage these risks.