Prior to undertaking an outsourcing exercise the customer should carry out a due diligence regarding the internal systems and services that will be outsourced. In particular, the customer should 1. consider the internal costs (so as to ensure that the new outsourced service is competitive), 2. review all legal, tax and commercial issues including third […]
Cloud computing is the delivery of information technology services over the internet without the need for businesses to purchase or install software or run their own application and data servers. Applications are hosted in the data centers of the cloud computing provider, benefiting from massive economies of scale
The Bribery Act 2010 will come into force on 1 July 2011 setting out procedures which relevant commercial organisations can put into place to prevent persons associated with them from bribing. The government has confirmed that a commercial organisation convicted of failing to prevent bribery under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 will not […]
The risks of inappropriate use of social media. An employment tribunal has held that an employee was fairly dismissed for gross misconduct after she made inappropriate comments on Facebook about two of her customers, who had verbally abused and threatened her.
In this article Dr Maria Anassutzi, Intellectual Property Expert and Director of Anassutzi & Co Limited, explains the key reasons business owners, directors and commercial managers need to know what a contract is and why it is important for them to know and have the basic understanding of a contract and its impacts on business.
Valuing the very small company can often be more challenging than valuing a large firm or corporation. These types of valuations most commonly arise in the divorce cases, although they also are frequently present in shareholder litigation, partnership dissolutions, and similar litigation.
In this article, Dr Maria Anassutzi, intellectual property expert, analyses and discusses the various issues employers must look for when trying to protect their intellectual property, know-how and confidential information from their employees and independent consultants.
In this Article Dr Maria Anassutzi, Intellectual Property Expert, analyses the issues involved in an intellectual property rich technology transfer and discusses the various methods of innovation transfer.
While 2010 was an amazing year for innovation and the creation of new technology, it is anticipated that 2011 will bring consolidation and further growth to the IT industry and as a consequence more scrutiny and attention to the underlying intellectual property.
Many individuals, including those contemplating divorce, will be reaching out to you for answers to a variety of tax-related divorce questions. So, this may be the best time to revisit some of the questions you may be faced with.
In this article, Intellectual Property Expert, Dr Maria Anassutzi explains the key steps that a company must take in order to protect its online brand, trademarks and reputation.
In this article Dr Maria Anassutzi, Intellectual Property Expert, further explains the contractual documents involved when setting up a joint venture company in order to transfer to it…
This second part of the article follows on from the previous one which touched on how to start the review and identify key commercial contracts and key considerations for both customers and suppliers.
In this article Dr Maria Anassutzi, Intellectual Property Expert, discusses a different aspect of intellectual property. In particular, the importance of compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and provides a clear explanation and useful guide how to ensure compliance.
In this 2-part article Dr Maria Anassutzi, Intellectual Property Expert, will be revealing 4 key reasons why businesses should regularly and periodically review their contractual relationships and commercial contracts and how to go about doing so.
Small businesses sometimes make the mistake of following an informal arrangement for employing people without any formal employment contract or written proof of compensation or remuneration.