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Part 1, the first of a two-part series about surviving the effects of the pandemic in India, focuses is on force majeure’s impact on contract management’s effectiveness in India. Part 2 surrounds how the supply chain solution under the pandemic impact and why it’s time for India to “think beyond its border.”

COVID-19 MITIGATION INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGES INDIA NEW NORMAL UPDATED POLICY

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In a recent case1 involving a contract for sale of fuel oil, the question before the court was whether a bespoke clause (related to product quality certificate) was supplemented or negated by a clause of the standard British Petroleum (BP) conditions that were incorporated into the contract. The cardinal question was, could have the two clauses been fairly and sensibly read together so as to give effect to both of them?

CONTRACT TERMS COURT CASE SEPTO TINTRADE

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I know most people like common or round numbers, so just in case you are wondering why I don’t cite 5 or 10 reasons instead of 7 -- well, I could. But I like to work outside my comfort zone. Your other question might be “why focus on the reasons for not purchasing a contract lifecycle management system (CLMS)?” Simply put, most consultants or system suppliers focus on devising compelling reasons to buy a system and may even portray those collectively as a “solution” to all your contract management problems (yes, I said “problems”, not “challenges” as most consultants like to say).

contract lifecycle management CLM CLM CHALLENGES

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This article, first published in the NEC Users’ Group Newsletter, is reprinted by permission of the New Engineering Contracts (NEC)1 journal.

In 2009, Richard Patterson published an article on using NEC outside the UK.2 It followed a report in 2008 appearing in the International Construction Law Review3 authored by Humphrey Lloyd QC, one of the world’s leading international construction law experts. He concluded NEC3 contracts were suitable for worldwide use (Lloyd, 2008).4/5

NEW ENGINEERING CONTRACTS NEC Y CLAUSES DISPUTE RESOLUTION

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In July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)1 issued the Schrems II judgment (C-311/18)2 invalidating the European Commission's (EC’s) decision (2016/1250) on the adequacy of the data protection provided by the EU-US Privacy Shield.3 But equally important, this judgment more broadly defined the impact of data transfers4 on third countries cited in the GDPR.5 This will profoundly impact commercial and contractual solutions and obligations. You need to act now to avoid regulatory and commercial issues.

DATA PROTECTION STANDARD CLAUSES DATA TRANSFERS SCHREMSII

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The legal opinions in this article are the author’s own, not WorldCC’s, and this is not legal advice.

ENGLISH COURT LEASES SALAM AIR PAYMENTS LATAM AIR OMNI REGS

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For years, international organizations have created various regulatory frameworks for determining how their business and contracting activities impact society and the environment. And, although corporate social responsibility1 has increased our awareness, business decisions and inherent operations have failed to adopt the important mindset and critical information we need today to get our complex jobs done. This article evaluates how we can use better strategies that have emerged from lessons learned including unexpected losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

BUSINESS CONTEXT STAKEHOLDER CONTEXT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MAXIMUM VALUE CREATION

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Let’s say you’ve invested a tremendous amount of time, energy, and money into your startup business. Your groundwork is finished. Your careful planning and investing have been all about growing all opportunities to their fullest potential. But if you haven’t yet considered cybersecurity, it’s time to set up the best protection for it now, from its inception. Here are the top strategies you can use now for bulking up your startup’s cybersecurity.

MALWARE STARTUP CYBERSECURITY RISKS PHISHING SCHEMES

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When management at Juro launched a new privacy policy and saw a 13,000% increase in views on the internet, they were shocked! “Not bad for a document that no-one usually reads,” Richard Mabey commented in looking back on Juro’s success story that he describes in this article. Within it, you will find what led to that success   and you can download free documents for creating a privacy policy that’s understandable for anyone.

LEGAL CLARITY privacy policies CONTRACT CLARITY TEMPLATE CREATION

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Effective communication is essential for establishing successful relationships, and yet communicating clearly to the intended audience is one of the most neglected parts of contract drafting. We believe a contract map will help you overcome the pain of dealing with incomprehensible contract legalese and overly complex documents and processes. Most contracts are difficult to read, comprehend, and use for many stakeholders who rely on them to perform their jobs. A contract map will help you accelerate upfront the contract development process. For best results, you will want to focus on a user-centered design approach to improve communication and avoid future misunderstandings and costly disputes.

contract simplification ELIMINATING COMPLEXITY AGREEMENT MAPS CONTRACT TECHNOLOGY USER-CENTERED CONTRACT DESIGN CONTRACT BUILDING BLOCKS

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