Predictions 2016: Gideon Shirazi

December 10, 2015

My predictions for 2016 are:

• The UK Supreme Court will give further judgments emphasising the words used in contracts, applied to other contractual clauses.

• The courts will expand the duty of good faith in outsourcing contracts.

• A high profile company will be caught carrying out a cyber-attack on another.

• The EU will finalise and pass the new Data Protection Regulation, and it will make almost no changes from the Directive.

• Disputes arising out of SIAM-based multi-sourcing models will feature in court.

• An AI (artificial intelligence) system will draft a major contract.

{b}Gideon Shirazi is a barrister at 4 Pump Court, Temple, London{/b}