Schrems II: EU-US Privacy Shield is invalid

On 16 July, the EU Court of Justice handed down its much anticipated ruling in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems (Case C-311/1) – otherwise known as “Schrems II”. The ruling represents a significant milestone for EU and US data transfers. Under the GDPR, the transfer of personal data to a country outside…

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Which Procurement Procedures are most Appropriate for ERP Projects?

In Part 3 of our six-part series on cloud-based ERP Projects, our specialist team of lawyers look at potential procurement procedures under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, as amended, and which are most suitable for the procurement of ERP Systems. Potential Procurement Procedures Because of the specific nature of ERP Projects, there are certain nuances…

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Key challenges in moving from On-Premise to Cloud based ERP Systems

In Part 2 of our six-part series on cloud-based ERP Projects, our specialist team of lawyers look at the key challenges in moving to cloud based ERP systems, suitable for organisations considering the re-procurement and/or migration to a cloud-based ERP solution. The global appetite for cloud-based ERP software systems has increased dramatically over the last…

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Procurement Policy Note 05/20 – The Outsourcing Playbook V2.0

The Updated Playbook The fifth PPN of 2020 draws attention to the recent publication of the Cabinet Office’s Outsourcing Playbook v2.0. The original iteration of the Playbook was designed to help central government departments make better decisions in relation to outsourcing by codifying best practice from across government. The updated version builds on the original…

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PFI: The Last Dance

2018 marked the formal abolition of PFI and the coming decade will see a majority of the existing contracts expire. But PFI’s forthcoming extinction has not made the scheme any less controversial or the success of individual projects any less important to authorities. We consider some topical themes including the continuing ubiquity of contractual ambiguity,…

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