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Posted in Policy & Regulation Imogen Ireland

The Skilled machines disrupting drug design

Capable of identifying novel compounds for therapeutic use, AI is saving time and costs in a process that can take around 10 to 15 years and billions of pounds to complete.

For the pharmaceutical industry, which has traditionally relied on patents to protect innovation and fund R&D, this should be good news, but is an intelligent machine’s output really patentable? … Continue Reading

Posted in Internet, Policy & Regulation Mark ParsonsHoi Tak Leung

Outsourcing, Technology Procurement and Cloud in Asia: the Legal and Regulatory Essentials

We are seeing significant increase in the scale and complexity of outsourcing and technology procurement in the Asia region, as businesses look to modernise and build economies of scale into their regional operating platforms. Consolidation of platforms through regional outsourcing arrangements is often being pursued, not just to reduce costs, but also to gain competitive advantage.  As regulation across the … Continue Reading

Posted in Policy & Regulation

EU Outsourcing – when does the employee follow the work – and particularly when not?

Legislation regarding a “Transfer of an Undertaking, or a Part of an Enterprise”, which was intended for classic takeovers of assets, can also be applicable on outsourcing transactions. The basic purpose of the legislation is to protect employees if the entrepreneur of the business in which they are employed changes. Therefore, if a specific case of outsourcing constitutes a Transfer … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy, Internet, Policy & Regulation, Telecoms & Broadband Mark Parsons

Outsourcing, technology procurement and cloud in Asia – the legal and regulatory essentials

New operating models – new challenges

As businesses in Asia grow in scale and complexity, they are increasingly turning to outsourcing and large scale technology procurement, including the deployment of cloud technologies, to support their operations and gain competitive advantage.

These initiatives reflect both a maturing of operational strategies for businesses in the region and increasing cost sensitivity.

At the … Continue Reading