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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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An Ogier team led by Global Head of Corporate Simon Dinning is advising UBM Plc on the recommended offer by Informa Plc. The offer values UBM Plc at £3.9 billion. Ogier is advising on the Jersey law aspects of the proposed deal, working with lead counsel Linklaters. Simon is assisted by managing associate Alexander Curry, […]

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Allen & Overy’s (A&O) ‘Fuse’ initiative last year was one of the landmark legal market developments in terms of highlighting the extent to which traditional firms are remodelling their businesses. Spearheading Fuse is derivatives lawyer Shruti Ajitsaria, an angel investor in her free time, who came up with the idea while on a jam-packed maternity […]

Hat-trick for Ogier at Citywealth IFC Awards

Ogier won a hat-trick of awards at the Citywealth IFC Awards last night, scooping best law firm in the Caribbean and Jersey, and runner-up in Guernsey. The firm retained the Law Firm of the Year awards for the Caribbean and Jersey that it won in 2017, and added the runner-up award for Guernsey – the […]

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Making partner in 2014, Slaughter and May’s Susannah Macknay has quickly made a name for herself working on the firm’s big-ticket international transactions as well as a raft of smaller deals in the private equity sphere. Taking control of the firm’s relationship with Palamon Capital Partners from practice lead David Wittmann, Macknay last year completed […]

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