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The Commercial Agents Regulations: a step behind the times?

By Alex Williamson The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the Regulations) are 25 years old this year. An evaluation by the European Commission concluded in 2015 that the underlying Commercial Agents Directive (the Directive) still met its objectives and functioned well. However, a recent Court of Appeal decision has shown that the legislation is struggling to […]

Exclusion clauses under the spotlight: UCTA reasonableness

By Perran Jervis In decisions handed down one day apart, the Court of Appeal concluded that a far-reaching exclusion clause which limited liability for negligence was reasonable under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA), whereas an exclusion clause in a lease (in the form of a non-reliance clause) was not. The decisions emphasise that […]

Currency, cost calculations and contractual clarity

Walker Morris’ Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution, Gwendoline Davies, highlights the importance of dealing comprehensively and clearly with matters of currency and calculation in cross-border contracts…

Belgian draft Trade Secrets Act: opportunities for the life sciences sector

On 8 June 2016, the EU Trade Secrets Directive was adopted. The main purpose of the Directive was to harmonise and enhance the protection of trade secrets EU-wide and to thus create an innovation-friendly environment for businesses. The EU Member States had to implement this Directive by 9 June 2018. Belgium missed the deadline, but […]

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Walker Morris is shortlisted for Football Business Award 2014

The sports group at Walker Morris has been shortlisted for a Football Business Award 2014 in the Best Professional Service Business category. The awards recognise the best in football business excellence and celebrate successes and reward innovation off, rather than on, the pitch. The awards will be presented on 6 November at Stamford Bridge, home […]

Gateley advises cycling and sports retailer Wiggle on long-term lease

Gateley has advised Wiggle, an online cycling and tri-sports retailer, on its commitment to a long-term lease of the Citadel Logistics Centre in Wolverhampton. As one of the largest warehouse spaces in the Midlands, Citadel Logistics Centre will provide Wiggle with excellent access to national and international markets and supply chains via the region’s extensive road, rail […]

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Eon legal head Line takes on CMA probe role alongside Pinsents

Eon head of legal Graham Line has stepped down from his role to lead the company’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) probe into the energy market. Senior Eon lawyer Kirinjeet Kalsi has been put into his place as head of legal at the energy giant, and reports into general counsel Fiona Stark […]

Dan French joins Gateley as corporate recovery partner

Gateley has hired Dan French as a partner in its corporate recovery team. French specialises in corporate recovery and restructuring and in his present role acts for banks, asset-based lenders, insolvency practitioners and corporate clients on a range of matters. An experienced partner, French will complement the existing team. In his new role, he will […]

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