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Don't get caught with your Transition Services Down (part 1 of 2)

There is no shortage of commentary on why mergers and acquisitions fail or do not live up to their projected potential. The percentage of failed or underachieving deals is astounding with some placing the failure rate over…more
| Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions

IT Services with Chinese Characteristics

The "Amazon of China" is following Amazon's playbook yet again with their investment in the cloud. Aliyun, Alibaba's technology arm, already operates five Chinese data centers supporting 1.4 million customers. They cite high…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

FTC Chairs warns of threats from the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT), whereby miniature computers are embedded into objects and devices and connected via the internet using wireless technology, offers many advantages, such as smart thermostats which have the ability…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

ERP Licensing: Positioning Your Company For the Future (Part 2)

This is the second of two postings that outline key pricing protections you should consider negotiating with licensors of ERP software to provide flexibility and predictability in managing the ongoing license and maintenance…more
| Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

ERP Licensing: Positioning Your Company For the Future (Part 1)

The licensing and implementation of ERP software is a major long-term investment for any company. In addition to negotiating favorable upfront pricing for the software, it is important to build in pricing mechanisms that provide…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

XL is Not Always the Right Fit: Sometimes the Right Contract Template is Not the Longest Contract Template

As a thin guy, I used to subscribe to the philosophy of wearing large clothes to look bigger than I was. What I actually looked like was a scrawny guy in ill-fitting clothes that were not overly comfortable…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Potential Pitfalls in Data Licensing and Big Data Analytics

The trend in Big Data analytics among companies shows no sign in abating, with companies covetously collecting vast amounts of data with the hopes of harvesting market differentiators. A study by open-source research firm…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

EU Cybersecurity Regulations - The Costs of Financial Market Infrastructure Resiliency

Any company that uses information technology is a potential target for data theft, advanced malware and other cyber threats. Cyber threats have emerged as a growing systemic risk particularly to the financial sector in which…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developers

A recent survey of over 1,200 of the top mobile apps in 19 countries by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network ("GPEN") has found that 85% of the apps reviewed were non-compliant, failing to provide even the most basic privacy…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade

You've been fired!

It isn't often that a supplier "fires" its customer, but it's not unknown. I have worked with two clients recently whose suppliers have given notice of termination without cause. How can you avoid or, if it does happen,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction

Quantitative measures of supplier performance in the form of service levels are critical in any outsourcing relationship. However, they provide an incomplete picture of how well the supplier is performing and meeting the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCA issues considerations on the procurement of off the shelf technology solutions (United Kingdom)

In July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA - the financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom) issued a paper titled "Considerations for firms thinking of using third-party technology (off-the-shelf) banking solutions"…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

BYOD: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

It seems intuitive that, by and large, employees prefer to use their own mobile devices, carrying only a single device for personal and work purposes, and having choice over the device to be used (please don't take away my…more
| Labor & Employment Law

FCA warns firms on use of social media to promote financial products

The UK financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has launched a guidance consultation in order to clarify and confirm its approach to the supervision of financial promotions in social media, including…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

The EU's Right to be Forgotten: Overly Burdensome?

In May earlier this year, the European Union's top court held in favor of an individual who requested that Google remove the search results associated with his name. In this particular case, a Spanish citizen requested that…more
| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology
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