Non-Disclosure Agreements

Non-disclosure agreements (‘NDAs’) or confidentiality agreements have featured prominently in the media recently, with high-profile individuals getting others to sign them to mitigate the risk of reputational damage. But NDAs are about more than gagging those who may disclose one’s sordid secrets. They are a vital tool for individuals and businesses who need to share confidential information with another, but who don’t want that information being made public. In this short piece, we explore what NDAs are, why they are used and what are the most common types. Finally, we finish by offering some practical advice on drafting NDAs so that they achieve their purpose and are likely to be legally enforceable. Continue reading “Non-Disclosure Agreements”

Azerbaijan’s Presidential Elections: continued stability

Picture taken of an Azerbaijani polling station for the presidential election in 2009.

President Ilham Aliyev’s expected re-election is essential to the successful diversification of Azerbaijan’s economy.

On 11 April 2018, Azerbaijan’s presidential election will be decided. The anticipated incumbent is the long-standing president, Ilham Aliyev, who succeeded his father, the late Heydar Aliyev, to the presidency in 2003. The election comes at an important time for Azerbaijan. Not only does it preface the scheduled intensification of negotiations with Armenia over the settlement of the conflict in and around the Nagorno Karabakh region; it takes place during major economic diversification within the country that will shape its foreseeable future. Continue reading “Azerbaijan’s Presidential Elections: continued stability”