Foul play? When will a person have authority to enter into a transaction on behalf of a company | Edwards Wildman Palmer UK LLP

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Companies and organisations depend on the notion of agency to conduct their business: they require natural persons to make decisions and enter into agreements on their behalf. So who can enter into binding transactions on behalf of a company? Generally speaking, a company will be legally bound by a contract where it is entered into …

Document management, IT and antitrust: some recent European Commission developments worth knowing about
 | Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP

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The European Commission (as well as national competition authorities in the EU) have the right to request that companies submit internal documents. They also have powers to force companies, within certain boundaries, to hand over specific documents. This applies to merger investigations as well as to cartel or other infringement investigations. At the same time, …

Electricity market reform: the Capacity Market explained
 | Burges Salmon

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The current reforms of the electricity market are intended to help tackle the ‘energy trilemma’: how to decarbonise electricity supply while ensuring security of supply and keeping prices affordable for consumers. The Capacity Market is one of the central pillars of the UK’s electricity market reform proposals and is aimed primarily at ensuring security of …

Top-ten guide: top ten ways to run your legal department like a business unit | Thomson Reuters

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Once a trainee has finished their legal education and completed a training contract, they can expect a prosperous and satisfying career. But one thing that many law students are not taught is how to run, or succeed in a business. Law firms have traditionally struggled with marrying the business of law with the practice of …

The thick end of the wedge | LSG

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LSG supports businesses in more than 70 countries across a variety of industries. The spectrum of industries is wide but common themes prevail when it comes to the procurement of professional services. In this article LSG considers these themes and, in doing so, flips the classic adage of ‘thin end of the wedge’ to focus …

If the price is right, the UK will welcome you with open arms: encouraging business and investment in the UK | Magrath Sheldrick LLP

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The last two decades have witnessed migration on a scale not seen in the UK since the 1960s. In recent years the media coverage of immigration policy has grown increasingly negative, with the common perception among the general public that past and present UK governments have allowed immigration to spiral completely out of control. In …