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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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Khaitan & Co has advised SEB Internationale SAS on its acquisition of the remaining 45 per cent stake in Maharaja Whiteline Industries Private Ltd. SEB Internationale SAS is the holding company, which, through its subsidiaries is engaged in manufacturing and marketing of electrical kitchen appliances. The company was incorporated in 1978 and has its headquarters […]

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Walker Morris has been shortlisted for the 2014 Yorkshire Legal — Corporate and Commercial Award. Walker Morris is one of three firms shortlisted for the award in recognition of the team’s achievement in corporate finance and commitment to clients over the last 12 months. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony, scheduled to be held […]

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