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Paul Golding, Director TRG Law

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COVID-19 has created a myriad of contracting issues and challenges, with extensive need for managing changes and renegotiations. The public sector has clearly not been immune, yet it faces greater challenges due to the more rigid framework created by public procurement regulations. This brief summary illustrates those challenges, drawing on recent Guidance issued by the UK Government.

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First, an admission. I am a commercial contracts lawyer whose whole career has been spent advising clients on the drafting, negotiating and interpreting the wording of commercial contracts. I therefore listened to an IACCM webinar titled Ask the Expert: Codes Replacing Law1 with considerable interest. I was intrigued to find out specifically what codes in the title of the recorded webinar was referring to.

What follows is not intended to be critical of the views expressed at the webinar, but it does suggest some counterpoints and also raises questions many lawyers and contract management professionals are asking these days.

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Please note that this article is based upon an analysis of English case law.

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Businesses across the world spend an incredible amount of time and therefore money trying to get Confidentiality or NDAs in place with their numerous prospective customers or suppliers before they can even start talking to them about buying or selling their products or services. As I was reviewing yet another NDA recently, I thought there must be a simpler and better way of addressing the issue of establishing the principle of confidentiality for disclosures made during the course of routine sales negotiations for products and services.

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