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Commitment Matters Blog Law firms and ethical standards Published: 28 Aug 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog There was an inevitability that some law firms would start to promote class action lawsuits on behalf of the 'exposed' clients of Ashley Madison. Is this just another indication of the declining moral and ethical standards of the law, or is it a commentary on society m...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Do corrupt companies have contract managers? Published: 26 Aug 2015 Average Rating: 2.8 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Continuing revelations about corrupt contracting practices at Brazilian oil giant Petrobras continue to hit the headlines. It is interesting that they are one of the few major oil and gas producers which does not have active membership in IACCM. Might there be a connection bet...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Is Government Becoming More Commercial Than The Private Sector? Published: 21 Aug 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Commercial reform is a big issue right now - especially within Government. While the pace of change varies, public sector agencies around the world are embarking on a journey towards massive change. In some cases, they appear to be leaving their private sector suppliers far be...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Are you a trusted advisor? Published: 11 Aug 2015 Average Rating: 4.3 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog We often hear about the benefits of becoming a 'trusted advisor'. Certainly it is a role that most consultants seek to fill, even if only in the context of a specific assignment. But it is also a term widely used by commercial managers and lawyers, representing an aspi...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Performing international contracts Published: 11 Aug 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Increasing activity in international markets and increasing use of outsourced or contract labor are two of the current trends in business. So what happens when these two trends converge?
 
Commitment Matters Blog The fairness of contract terms Published: 03 Aug 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog The UK government's announcement of a new 'Commissioner for Small Business' is just the latest in a series of initiatives by administrations around the world to encourage economic growth.
 
Commitment Matters Blog What is the role of a lawyer today? Published: 24 Jul 2015 Average Rating: 4.5 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog My blog earlier this week drew an interesting response from Ken Adams and his co-author in a recent article offering 'Top Ten Tips in Drafting & Negotiating International Contracts'. The ensuing debate seems to me to encapsulate the dilemma facing the legal community ...
 
News / Announcements Name Your Price. Really. Published: 22 Jul 2015 Type: News / Announcements Is it worthwhile for retailers to experiment with "pay what you want" pricing? Shelle Santana unmasks the surprising customer logic behind how much they will pay and when. One finding: sellers can dramatically change what some buyers are willing to pay.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Beware the traditional lawyer Published: 21 Jul 2015 Average Rating: 3.3 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog In a recent article, the Association of Corporate Counsel offers its 'Top Ten Tips In Drafting & Negotiating International Contracts'. While the items listed are worthy considerations, they miss the most critical issues and in some instances, fly in the face of good p...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Generating value from suppliers Published: 16 Jul 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Organizations continue to disaggregate. The traditional 'integrated enterprise' has eroded and current thinking is that organizations are more agile, more efficient and more creative if they use external suppliers and contractors, rather than invest in large-scale '...
 
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