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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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A recently established treaty has eased the passage for investors operating between Asia and Europe. By Frédéric Feyten and Chokri Bouzidi Earlier this year Luxembourg and Hong Kong put into motion a double taxation treaty offering international investors an interesting tax planning tool for investing into or out of Asia. Structuring investments through these locations […]

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O’Kane promoted to head Peters & Peters’ fraud dept

Fraud and regulatory boutique Peters & Peters has promoted Michael O’Kane to lead its fraud practice. Fraud and regulatory boutique Peters & Peters has promoted Michael O’Kane to lead its fraud practice. O’Kane joined the 12-partner firm in 2002 from the Crown Prosecution Service, where he was a prosecutor, and within two years he was […]

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