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Limitation of liability in outsourcingThis Practice Note identifies and explains key considerations relevant to negotiating and drafting limitation of...
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25th Jul
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Outsourcing and data protectionSTOP PRESS: On 13 July 2021 the European Data Protection Board published its finalised and updated Guidelines 07/2020...
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Produced in partnership with Marina Paul 25th Jul
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Do you have definitions of ‘Best Industry Practice’ and ‘Good Industry Practice'?It is desirable in most supply of services agreements for the parties...
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25th Jul
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Transition in outsourcingTransition is a key stage in the outsourcing process under which certain business functions are migrated to the new...
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22nd Jul
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Contract risk sign-off formAgreement for [insert full agreement title as per the front page of the contract document, ie 'Agreement for the supply of...
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8th Jul
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Outsourcing—employment issuesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered...
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Produced in partnership with David Williams of Deloitte and James Champness of Deloitte 6th Jul
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Outsourcing agreement—short form employment (TUPE) provisions1Definitions1.1Affiliate•with respect to any entity, means any other entity Controlling,...
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Produced in partnership with Blair Adams of Winckworth Sherwood 5th Jul
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Outsourcing and VATThere are no specific laws, including tax laws, applicable to outsourcing arrangements and no technical legal meaning of the term....
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2nd Jul
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Wilful misconduct and deliberate default in commercial contractsThis Practice Note sets out guidance upon the meaning, use and importance of commonly...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Wright of Fladgate 28th Jun
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Do you have guidance on charge variation mechanisms in outsourcing agreements?Outsourcing agreements usually run for long periods of time and, as a...
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6th Jun
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What is the meaning of a term in a contract specifying that a reference not to do something is deemed to include an undertaking not to permit or...
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6th Jun
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What is a ‘sweep clause’ in an outsourcing or IT services agreement?Sweep clauses supplement detailed statements of work by obliging the supplier to...
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5th Jun
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What do the words ‘defend, indemnify and hold harmless’ mean?Contractual words and phrases such as the term 'defend, indemnify and hold harmless' have...
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5th Jun
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Is there any guidance on how the courts treat key performance indicators set by public authorities in contracts tendered under the EU public...
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5th Jun
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Can a prohibition on subcontracting prevent a supplier from recruiting temporary external personnel to provide some or all of the contract services?An...
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5th Jun
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Governance and reporting in outsourcingOutsourcing agreements usually last for a number of years and require close collaboration between the supplier...
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5th Jun
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What do gross negligence, wilful misconduct and deliberate default mean in commercial law?The parties to commercial contracts sometimes agree that...
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5th Jun
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What are ISO and BSI standards and which standards should be included in outsourcing agreements?What are ISO standards?The International Organization...
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5th Jun
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What is the effect of Brexit on BSI and ISO standards?The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) develops and publishes international...
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5th Jun
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Outsourcing termination rightsOutsourcing agreements are normally long term, complex, high-value arrangements for services which are critically...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Williamson of Bird & Bird 5th Jun

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