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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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Top law firms are promoting more partners in Asia Pacific Asia partner promotion statistics from eight international firms over the past four years suggest local senior lawyers stand a good chance of being made up.  Last week Linklaters confirmed that its promotions had fallen to 21 from 24, following news from Allen & Overy (A&O) […]

No5 Chambers barrister Phil Bradley defends in shopping spree fraud case

No5 Chambers barrister Phil Bradley has defended Michaela Hutchings, 23, of Staffordshire, who had £52,000 accidentally transferred into her bank account from Lichfield District Council in April last year, following a clerical error. Hutchings spent £9,000 on a shopping spree hours after realising the mistake. She also put £40,000 into an investment account and gave […]

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Kistler, Andreas

Andreas Kistler practises all aspects of Jersey commercial litigation, including contentious trust, professional negligence, disputes concerning investment funds and Jersey companies, contractual disputes and Jersey intellectual property rights (in particular trademarks, domain names and copyright). In addition, Kistler has significant experience of non-contentious court proceedings including applications by trustees for directions, implementation of several of […]

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Covington & Burling advises life sciences company Horizon on AIM IPO

Covington & Burling has advised new client Horizon Discovery on its admission to the Aim market, as the biotech market continues to pick up in the UK. Covington’s City office won the mandate thanks to an existing relationship with the new chairman of Horizon’s board, Ian Gilham. He turned to the firm in his former […]

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