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Will regulation eliminate the need for contract negotiation?

Take a look at this article describing the terms that are now impacted by regulation in the financial services industry. The list is so extensive that the scope for meaningful negotiation appears severely reduced. 297 more words

Contract / Commercial Management

Software & the future of patent litigation

Software today is all-pervasive. No matter what industry you are in, or what products or services you buy and sell, a high proportion of contracts will have some sort of clause related to embedded or related software. 278 more words

Contract / Commercial Management

A wake-up call for contract and commercial management

If it costs over 500 million Euros, it’s a Megaproject. An awful lot of them – some 65% – go wrong, substantially overshooting on budget or experiencing major delay. 515 more words

Contract / Commercial Management

Collaboration begins at home

There is frequent debate about who to blame for the lack of cooperation between buyers and sellers. Dealmakers and negotiators are almost universal in their theoretical support for ‘win-win’ relationships, yet in practice they are achieved far too rarely. 336 more words

Contract / Commercial Management

An obsession with compliance is damaging business results

Over 60% of contracts are non-compliant with corporate standards.

This was one of the statistics that emerged during a webinar IACCM ran this week with… 378 more words

Contract / Commercial Management

Innovation - from lawyers?

Many non-lawyers chuckle when ‘innovation’ and ‘lawyer’ are mentioned in the same sentence. The legal profession is not renowned for being at the forefront of change. 301 more words

Contract / Commercial Management

A testing time for lawyers

In the last week, I have met with the General Counsels from three large, international corporations. Each of them is challenged by questions over the future role of the law department and its delivery of business value. 297 more words

Contract / Commercial Management