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Radar: Technology & Communications Update - April 2017

This month, we look at a Supreme Court case which gives guidance on interpretation of contracts and at the White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill.

Supreme Court case on contractual interpretation

The Supreme Court gives helpful guidance on the approach the courts should take when interpreting contractual terms.

Government publishes White Paper on the ‘Great Repeal Bill’

Following notification of the UK’s intention to leave the EU under Article 50 of the TFEU on 29 March 2017, the government has published a White Paper on its plans for the ‘Great Repeal Bill’.

Will the public interest trump competition?

The government has issued a Public Inerest Intervention Notice (PIIN) in relation to the proposed acquisition of a UK tech business, Sepura plc, by a Chinese multi-national.

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Payment practice reporting requirements now in force

In February, we reported on the Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 and the Limited Liability Partnerships (Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance) Regulations 2017 (Regulations). These are now in force and require “large” companies and LLPs to report on their payment practices under qualifying contracts. Read our article for details.

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