Pillsbury Global Sourcing Practice

Why Indemnities Matter

Most business clients would rather be in the dentist's chair than sit through negotiation of the indemnity and liability provisions of their agreement. Admit it: your eyes glaze over, time appears to visibly slow down, and you…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court of Appeal confirms that information is not property

In a recent judgement, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales held that an electronic database was not a chose in possession or a chattel but a chose in action (see our earlier blog regarding the grant of leave to appeal in…more

| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, &...

2014 Sees The First Fines For Violations Of EU Cookie Laws

Much has been said about the EU "Cookie" laws introduced by an amendment to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive in 2011. Companies with European customers (including those in the US) have grappled with the law's…more

| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science,...

Important Announcement of a Key New Data Privacy Initiative

Rafi Azim-Khan, Partner and Head of Data Privacy, Europe at Pillsbury and Chair of the British American Business' Law Forum, was in Washington, DC yesterday to hear the important announcement of a key new data privacy…more

| Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science,...

Public Sector Outsourcing: Events and Lessons from 2013

2013 was not a stellar year for public sector outsourcing. As we reported in an earlier blog article, Indiana is appealing judgment in an ongoing court battle with IBM over a troubled welfare claims processing project. Agencies…more

| Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

Amended TUPE Regulations Published in the U.K.

In previous posts (Proposed Changes to UK's TUPE will impact outsourcing deals, The UK Government consults on proposed changes to the TUPE regulations) we highlighted the UK Government's proposed changes to the Transfer of…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

A One Trick Pony

Labor arbitrage has long been a feature of ITOs. With off-shore to on-shore staffing ratios in the 65:35 to 75:25 range, suppliers have long used arbitrage to deliver significantly lower pricing. IT organizations have made many…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Contract made in two places at once - a possibility under UK law

The High Court of England and Wales has recently decided that a contract can, in principle, be made in two separate jurisdictions at the same time if the contract does not include choice of law and jurisdiction clauses. In this…more

| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Repeal of Third Party Harassment - Are Employers Safe from Claims?

As part of its UK Employment Law Review in 2012, the UK Government announced that it intended to remove the third-party harassment liability provision from section 40(2) of the Equality Act 2010. This provision was repealed on 1…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Does a Service Provider Have a Lien Over Customer Data?

On 19 November, Datateam won permission to appeal from an unreported decision of District Judge Bell sitting in the Reigate County Court on 12 June. The facts of the case, which related to unpaid invoices for database…more

| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property,...

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