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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 […]

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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…

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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Clifford Chance audits partner appraisals as reviews continue

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Allen & Overy former senior partner David Morley has gained an seat on the strategic advisory board for Indian firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Morley, who retired from the A&O partnership last year after eight years as senior partner and five years as managing partner, has been appointed with immediate effect. Morley, who was the chairman […]

Fernando Resina da Silva at Microsoft Conference in Nairobi

Fernando Resina da Silva, Telecoms, Media & IT’s practice partner, participates at Microsoft OCN & RANITP Joint Regional Summit, invited by Microsoft as a member of its Outside Counsel Network. Resina da Silva joins the work group promoting Cloud Computing in Africa. The conference takes place on 21-22 November at the new Microsoft Policy Innovation […]

Nigel Brahams joins Collyer Bristow’s corporate and commercial team

Collyer Bristow is pleased to announce that Nigel Brahams has joined the firm as a partner in the corporate and commercial team. He joins from Fox Williams. His arrival at Collyer Bristow further strengthens the firm’s corporate offering and brings additional expertise in FinTech and non-contentious financial services.

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