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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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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…

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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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Eversheds has sponsored the Irish Commercial Mediation Association’s annual conference, this year entitled ‘Mediation – What’s in it for me?’. The conference offered delegates insight from both national and international mediators, solicitor and in-house lawyers. The keynote speaker for the event was Hon. Mr. Justice Brian McGovern who provided the opening address for the conference which […]

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European moves: 2 April 2015

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Simmons & Simmons has hired Peter Voorhees as a partner in its Amsterdam office. Voorhees was previously a lawyer at Linklaters. He is a US-qualified international capital markets lawyer. Central & Eastern Europe Wolf Theiss has promoted six lawyers to […]

No5 Chambers’ Dixon to speak at House of Commons debate on future of Poles in UK

James Dixon, barrister at No5 Chambers, is speaking at the pre-election debate on Poles in the UK. The debate, which is being held on Monday 23 March, is organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poland, British Polish Law Association, Polish Professionals in London and hosted by Daniel Kawczynski MP. Along with James Dixon, Daniel […]

Eversheds appoints first international managing partner

Eversheds has appointed Ian Gray as its first international managing partner with executive responsibilities for its international operations. The firm has offices in 30 jurisdictions across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, and a range of alliances in other jurisdictions. Gray is currently responsible for the Middle East operations and leads the litigation practice group. […]

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