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Yikes, Here Comes Brexit! What Next for the UK’s Sourcing Industry?

In case you missed it, the Great British public caught the world off guard when, on 23 June 2016, a small but significant majority voted in favour of the UK withdrawing from the European Union. Much like the termination of an…more
| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade

President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan Seeks to Leverage Private Sector Expertise for Federal Advancement

As stated by Wired, “It’s all the standard advice you’d give a tech novice,” aptly sums up the White House’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) that President Obama unveiled on February 9, 2016. Announced as part of the…more
| Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

PATH Act Changes to FIRPTA

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the “PATH Act,” Division Q of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, P.L. 114-113, enacted December 18, 2015) made some important changes to the U.S. federal income tax…more
| Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law, Taxation

Out with the Old, In with the New: Commercial Flexibility & Revenue Expectation in IT Outsourcing Agreements (Part 2 of 2)

Happy new year, outsourcing industry! In our last post, we posited that the new year brings an opportunity for a fresh start in structuring fundamental aspects of an outsourcing transaction. We pointed to the following…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Out with the Old, In with the New: Commercial Flexibility & Revenue Expectation in IT Outsourcing Agreements (Part 1 of 2)

The advent of the new year provides an opportunity to contemplate a fresh start — and that’s just what is needed when it comes to structuring the fundamentals of an IT outsourcing transaction. Early IT outsourcing…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Say “Yes” to the Service Desk: 4 Keys to Documenting Services like a Champ

Of Silk and ServicesAs I listened to my wife, a custom wedding dress designer, talk a hysterical bride off the cliff this past weekend, I realized the conversation sounded eerily familiar. My wife was certain that the completed…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Don’t Get Caught with your Transition Services Down (part 2 of 2)

In the first installment of this post, I posited that one factor contributing to disappointing results following a merger or acquisition is the flawed perception that transition services are not that important. I noted that this…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions

Top EU Court’s Ruling Subjects Companies Doing Business Across Europe To “New Sanctions” in Potentially Unfamiliar Jurisdictions

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has been very busy in recent weeks re-shaping EU privacy laws. In addition to the much-anticipated decision in “Schrems” (Case C-362/14), which essentially rules the US-EU Safe…more
| Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Meet George Jetson, His Boy Elroy ? — Commercializing ITO Automation

These days it seems every supplier’s infrastructure pitch book is full of the virtues and potential benefits of their drive toward automation, the objective being to get the same work done for less. What’s not clear is whether…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Strange Bedfellows: Technology Issues in Real Estate Transactions, Part 2

This blog is the second part of a two-part series on key contracting issues with technology service providers, and the focus is specifically geared toward companies doing business in the real estate industry. As noted in Part 1,…more
| Real Estate - Residential, Science, Computers, & Technology

Strange Bedfellows: Technology Issues in Real Estate Transactions, Part 1

Technology continues to infuse our homes, businesses, and places of employment. For example, the “Internet of Things” – as it is sometimes called – brings a lot of promise to a wide variety of industries and sectors, including…more
| Communications & Media Law, Real Estate - Residential, Science, Computers, & Technology

Under the Thumb: Regulatory Compliance When Outsourcing Cybersecurity Management

Managed security services are often a natural “add-on” when outsourcing IT services given that data protection is integral to application development, software as a service, and cloud storage, among other services. More…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Have You Thought About Your Online Terms of Use Recently?

Nearly every website, app or online service posts a set of Terms of Use outlining company policies for users (sometimes called Terms of Service) (“Terms”), but many companies do not know if their Terms are enforceable in court…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Consumer Group Asks FTC to Adopt EU’s Right to be Forgotten

Last year we wrote about the EU’s adoption of an individual’s “right to be forgotten”, which gives Europeans the right to require search engines to remove information about them from search results for their own names, if the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cloud Computing: Not Always the Low Cost Alternative

There is no doubt cloud computing has delivered multiple benefits to the IT organization. However, without proper management and controls, these benefits could become a non-trivial expense to the organization. In a Wall Street…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology
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