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Penalty Clauses with Alexander Brown

In this webinar, Alexander Brown considers the distinction between penalties and liquidated damages, looking at the leading case (Cavendish v Makdessi; ParkingEye v Beavis), the law applied since Cavendish, and practical tips for drafting an enforceable clause which will not be considered a penalty.

Commercial Court hands down landmark pharmaceuticals decision

On 10 February 2022, Mr Justice Butcher handed down judgment in the case of Cardiorentis AG v IQVIA Ltd v IQVIA RDS, Inc. [2022] EWHC 250 (Comm). Following a 7-week trial in the Commercial Court, Mr Justice Butcher dismissed Cardiorentis’ claim for wasted expenditure of about €100 million and awarded judgment in favour of IQVIA Ltd on unpaid invoices.

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Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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Environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) alongside sustainability are hot topics in business right now. Employees are increasingly scrutinising what employers are doing to promote sustainability, not least in the benefits they offer.

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