Prompt payment is critical to the cash flow of every business. This spring, two regulations have amended The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998, particularly the way in which the 'Relevant Day' is to be calculated. DLA Piper offer a detailed analysis of the new regulations.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 May 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
Following the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, the Government announced in the Queen's Speech that it will be introducing an Intellectual Property Bill to make changes to the law of design and patents. DLA Piper summarises the key provisions to both of these developments.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 15 May 2013 | Practice Area: Copyright
There is always a focus on ensuring that completion occurs on time. Generally, contracts provide for liquidated damages if completion does not occur by the specified contractual completion date. But what happens if completion occurs too soon or if liquidated damages are not correctly dealt with?
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 03 May 2013 | Practice Area: Property Finance
DLA Piper takes an in-depth look at the key legal developments affecting technology and outsourcing around the globe. Issues discussed include Article 29 Working Party's Opinion on mobile apps; Europe's digital agenda; data centres - the "new arms race"; and China's step forward in data privacy.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 02 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
On 17 April 2013, the English Court of Appeal gave judgment in favour of Aviation Capital Group as respondent in an appeal filed by Olympic Airlines against the English Commercial Court judgment. The case has attracted considerable attention in the multibillion dollar commercial aircraft industry.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 24 April 2013 | Practice Area: Litigation
Major changes to financial regulation took place on 2 April 2013 as LIBOR was subjected to statutory regulation for the first time. DLA Piper summarises the background to this development; outlines the weaknesses of the previous LIBOR system; and details Wheatley Report's ten-point plan for reform.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 19 April 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
DLA Piper's 2013 report reveals the extent to which we may now be witnessing a more profound structural change in the acquisition finance market. The report questioned over 45 financial institutions active in the European lending community and offers their insights on the market for the year ahead.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 05 April 2013 | Practice Area: Corporate Financing
DLA Piper's updated handbook summarises privacy and data protection laws across 63 different jurisdictions on areas which have the most practical significance for businesses, such as international data transfer restrictions, security obligations, breach notification requirements and enforcement.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 26 March 2013 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement
Whistleblowing claims can be attractive to employees as they are not subject to any length of service criteria and there is no cap on compensation. DLA Piper discusses new Government proposals which, taken together with recent case law, may cause significant headaches for employers.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 14 March 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Understanding the increasing threat of cybercrime and its potential impact on the economy, the EU Commission has published its proposal for a European cybersecurity strategy, together with a draft directive for consideration by the EU Parliament. DLA Piper summarises the five strategic priorities.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 27 February 2013 | Practice Area: Security
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