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We are certainly now in unchartered waters. World-wide people are getting sick and a lot of people will succumb. Although the first case of Covid-19 reared its head in China in November last year, who among us even six weeks ago could have envisaged where we would be now?

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Research shows that without digital technologies, our ability to handle contracting processes has been diminishing in recent years.  Today, many CM experts see contracts as the primary cause of disputes, but the growing complexity of the contracting process creates a larger problem with information management in general.  So, how can digital technology help us untangle this dilemma?

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We all know risk is associated with every contract. And, if you as a prime supplier novate a customer’s third-party contract(s), you increase risk to a great extent. Simply put, novation involves transferring one party’s rights and obligations under a contract to another party.

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Is it just me who feels like she’s living in some sort of sinister movie right now?  A strange and deadly virus envelops the world amidst a mass of confusion about its voracity and conflicting approaches to its management.  Countries heading into complete lockdown with borders closed, cities relegated to ghost towns, people isolated, and warnings of police being given emergency powers to use “reasonable force” against any person who refuses to quarantine or be tested.  Added to this the extraordinary behaviour of those people who are panic buying in obscene bulk, and you’d be forgiven for being nervous about the apparent weakness in the fabric of our societies.

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Western negotiators like to start a business deal with a test transaction to build trust.  Asians like to build trust first, and then start transacting.  Both sides want to end up in the same place – with a cordial, profitable relationship – but our different approaches make that goal difficult to reach. 

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It seems that collaboration is everywhere nowadays.  Whether it is Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber1 producing a number one single, or designer Tommy Hilfiger2 delivering exclusive clothing lines to Apple; or Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton3 putting CarPlay into cars.  But are they all as successful?

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In this Blog you will find a series of IACCM Resources Supporting our Members in Responding to the Now and Preparing for the Future

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I recently led a workshop on commercial transparency at the IACCM Americas Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, designed to underscore the challenges of international commercial transactions and to raise awareness of anti-bribery laws, company-specific policies and bribery risks.

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Before diving into the integrated cloud architecture deep end, you must first understand the challenges.

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During IACCM’s 2019 Innovation and Excellence Awards ceremony, Mindcrest, a leading legal services firm headquartered in Chicago, was recognized as a finalist for two awards:

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