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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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SK Capital Partners, a US private investment company, has acquired a controlling interest in AEB Group, a global leader in wine ingredients with growing positions in beer ingredients and food detergents. Headquartered in Brescia, Italy, AEB operates a network of production facilities and laboratories throughout Europe and the Americas.  Bär & Karrer acted as legal […]

Eversheds Ots & Co listed among recommended law firms by Chambers Global

Chambers Global 2015 has recognised law office Eversheds Ots & Co for outstanding work in the field of corporate law and dispute resolution. In its latest edition are highly ranked and recognised individuals partners Maivi Ots, Toomas Pikamäe and Raiko Lipstok. The highest recognition (Band 1) has received managing partner Maivi Ots, being the leading […]

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Cleary and Milbank advise on $5bn bond offering by Malaysian oil company Petronas

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy have advised on Asia’s largest bond offering so far this year, the $5bn (£3.3bn) bond offering by state-owned Malaysian company Petronas. Cleary represented Kuala Lumper-based Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), which is the largest G3 issuance (dollars, euros and yen) in the region so far […]

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Litigation – A travesty of justice?

Proponents of reforms to judicial review claim they will deter ‘frivolous’ cases but the legal profession is worried about the effect on access to justice. A number of reforms to the way judicial reviews can be brought and financed in the UK have caused industry-wide concern over the past two years. Lawyers, ministers and peers have universally […]

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