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Road to Brexit: Theresa May sets out “Five Tests” with which to judge eventual deal

The Prime Minister has given the clearest indication yet of what the UK will seek in the Brexit negotiations. Access to each side’s markets is going to be less than it is today. ...more

EU Publishes Draft Guidelines for Future Relationship with Britain

The guidelines present a stark contrast to Prime Minister May’s vision of a “deep and special” partnership with the EU after Brexit. The President of the European Council has issued negotiating guidelines for the future...more

The EU Publishes a First Draft of the Withdrawal Agreement with the UK

We now have more clues on what the terms of the EU’s divorce from the UK may look like—expect friction. The European Union has published a draft of the proposed Withdrawal Agreement covering the UK’s departure from the EU...more

ECB Sets out Its Expectations for Booking Models and “Empty Shells” after Brexit

Booking model practices used by international banks placed under scrutiny as a result of Brexit. The European Central Bank has been considering the booking model practices used by international banks, and how to prevent...more

EU: “Hard” Brexit Would Come with Border Friction and Costs

The European Union has published a technical note warning of dire consequences for businesses if the UK leaves the EU with no deal in place. The European Commission has warned companies across Europe to prepare for...more

Gibraltar’s Financial Services Regulator Adopts First-Ever Purpose-Built Blockchain Regulations

Gibraltar has become the first jurisdiction worldwide to offer a fully regulated framework for firms working with distributed ledger technology (DLT)—also known as blockchain. The new regulatory framework means that FinTech...more

How to Buy AI: Ten Top Tips for Buying Automation Technologies

You have to have been living under a rock the last few years to have not caught on that artificial intelligence is making waves in many parts of our economy. In the last decade, computers have been trained to perform ever...more

Licensing Oracle Software in the Cloud

Oracle recently published a policy document entitled “Licensing Oracle Software in the Cloud Computing Environment” which sets out specific requirements on customers when licensing various Oracle programs and using them in...more

The EU Establishes Its Position on Brexit Transition

The European Council has set out its negotiating position whereby the UK will become a rule taker, not a rule maker, during the transition period. The European Council recently approved negotiation guidelines covering the...more

NHS Digital Publishes Guidance for Health and Care Organisations Using Cloud Services and Data Offshoring

NHS and social care organisations in the UK are being encouraged to take a fresh look at public cloud services given the myriad benefits of doing so. The guidance is timely given the coming into force of the GDPR in May,...more

European Businesses Offering Payment Services Told How to Manage Operational and Security Risks

Payment service providers operating in the EU must take note of new risk management requirements from the European Banking Authority. The European Banking Authority’s operational and risk management guidelines apply to all...more

Cloud Computing by EU Financial Institutions Gets a New Rule Book

Financial institutions should take note of, and make every effort to comply with, the European Banking Authority’s new cloud computing guidance which will be effective from 1 July 2018. In order to clarify EU-wide...more

Brexit Negotiations: As the First Phase Draws to a Close, the Next Phase Awaits

The UK and the EU have published a joint report at the conclusion of the first phase of the UK’s Article 50 withdrawal negotiations. Agreement has been reached in principle on three key issues: the rights of EU citizens in...more

DPO as a Service – Outsourcing the Role of Data Protection Officer

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing...more

Charting the Growth of Human Rights and Ethical Reporting in the EU

Increasingly, businesses across Europe must report on a wide range of ethical and related matters in addition to publishing their financial results. Requirements for businesses to undertake non-financial reporting have...more

Legal Issues in Robotic Process Automation

You can’t move in the outsourcing industry without hearing about Robotic Process Automation (RPA). And while it might sound like terminology cribbed from a sci-fi novel, the truth is that RPA is already here, and it is...more

Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing Technology – Peeling Back the Layers

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the term coined by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, to describe the fourth major industrial era since the first industrial revolution which took...more

Modern Slavery Guidance Updated by UK’s Home Office

Updated Home Office guidance provides more detail of expected best practices and encourages smaller businesses to make a slavery and human trafficking statement even if not legally required. • Larger businesses must...more

UK Enacts New Offences of Corporate Facilitation of Tax Evasion

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the Act) will enter into force in the UK on September 30, 2017, creating new corporate criminal offences in respect of the facilitation of tax evasion. Adopting the same approach as the offence...more

Outsourcing in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Sectors – A UK Perspective

Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences companies operate in a demanding environment and face diverse challenges such as pricing pressure, increased regulatory requirements and mounting costs. With this backdrop, they have, starting...more

Brexit - What the UK’s general election result may mean for Brexit

Once again, the UK’s electorate have gone to the polls, and once again the result has confounded the pollsters, with the Conservative party losing 12 seats resulting in a hung parliament....more

European Banking Authority (EBA) Publishes Draft Recommendations for Outsourcing to the Cloud

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has opened a consultation on its draft recommendations for financial institutions outsourcing to cloud service providers across all cloud-related domains including infrastructure as a...more

Payment Practices and Performance Reporting - New UK rules aimed at tackling late payment of suppliers and vendors will require...

Under Section 3 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA 2015), the Secretary of State has the power, by regulations, to require certain companies to publish information about their payment practices...more

SAP’s Licensing Time-Bomb - Software giant’s victory in “indirect use” case is cause for concern for companies worldwide

On February 16, 2017, the High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom held that Diageo plc, a global drinks company, was liable for unauthorized use of SAP software as a result of failing to secure “Named User” licenses for...more

Robots and Rule-makers

Recently, governments and rule-making bodies across Europe, the UK and globally, appear to be paying increasing attention to the need for the development of legislative and regulatory frameworks in the expanding field of...more

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