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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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TLT, Weightmans report turnover and profit rises

National firms TLT and Weightmans have both reported audited rises in turnover and profit, with little change in debt levels, for the 2012/13 financial year. The two firms were among the latest to file LLP accounts at Companies House last week. TLT’s LLP accounts show a rise in profit and turnover following the firm’s launch […]

The latest word on changes in employment law — legislation tracker: February 2014

The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, Walker Morris’s legislation tracker sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates. This tracker will be updated on […]

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​Skadden rejigs management committee as Buck hands London bat to Trivedi

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has rejigged its management committee, with London managing partner Bruce Buck handing the bat to M&A partner Pranav Trivedi. Buck’s move was announced internally two weeks ago, ending a 25-year stint managing the City base after he founded the office in 1988. He remains the firm’s European managing partner. […]

Allen & Overy publishes third issue of The Business and Human Rights Review

Allen & Overy’s human rights working group (HRWG) has published the third issue of The Business and Human Rights Review — an interdisciplinary journal that brings together academia, business, non-governmental organisations and multilateral bodies to debate issues pertaining to the relationship between business and human rights. The third issue includes a foreword by Matthew Townsend (Allen […]

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