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Parties with no operations or other relationship to England or the UK frequently specify English law as controlling, with a clause providing for arbitration of disputes in London.
Law firms and clients that are caught unaware of changes to international data protection legislation risk heavy fines.
The English High Court has analysed the arguments for and against non-English forum selection and choice-of-law terms in commercial contracts involving English parties.
Letter from Europe: cheeky monkey — Wikipedia claims copyright comes down to the press of a button download
Paul Harris shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular. Here he focuses on the recent ‘monkey selfie’.
Whoever said ‘a verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on’ did not have this quite right and recent case law confirms they actually had it quite wrong.
Demonstrators from a religious order are protesting Cavalli’s use of a design that they claim is demeaning of their religious symbol.
Under the English Arbitration Act 1996, the grounds on which an English arbitration award can be challenged in court are very limited.
The Bribery Act 2010 has now been in force for three years. There have as yet been no corporate prosecutions brought under the act.
In this podcast, Paul Harris shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular.
The Ely Lily case highlighted the impact a judicial decision can have on a business. But what of the wider impact a judge can have on the economy as a whole?
A claimant seeking an injunction to prevent an alleged wrongful termination of a contract was entitled to argue that damages could not be an adequate remedy.
Paul Harris, intellectual property litigation partner, shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular.
Paul Harris, intellectual property litigation partner at Pillsbury, gives his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular.
The Obama administration has threatened to impose additional sanctions on Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis but so far has only blocked the assets of 32 individuals and one bank.
There are many proponents of having complex insurance disputes resolved in London under English law.
English law on oral contracts has remained essentially unchanged for hundreds of years. Oral contracts most certainly exist, and they are certainly enforceable.
In response to political developments in Ukraine and Russian military action in Crimea, the US, the EU and Canada have issued new sanctions.
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) has been in the spotlight as part of the UK government’s employment law review.
The UK Crime and Courts Act 2013 has come into effect, making DPAs available to the director of the Serious Fraud Office and the director of public prosecutions.
OMB publishes final uniform guidance governing grants, co-operative and other funding agreements with federal agencies
The OMB has published a series of significant reforms to the government’s policies relating to grants and co-operative agreements.